BerandaComputers and TechnologyFacebook Heeds Mozilla Call, Pauses Group Recommendations

Facebook Heeds Mozilla Call, Pauses Group Recommendations

Ashley Boyd

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Ashley Boyd

| Oct. 30, 2020

| Advocacy

Just a week ago, Mozilla and thousands of internet users urged Facebook to pause Group Recommendations ahead of the U.S. election. Today we learned that Facebook is largely heeding our call, and has paused recommendations of political groups, social issue groups, and all new groups.

This decision is proof that consumers can hold platforms accountable. Thanks to a critical mass of internet users demanding it, a dangerous vulnerability on Facebook has been checked at a critical moment.

Mozilla will continue to push Facebook to pause Group Recommendations through January 2021, and to expand the moratorium to all groups.

We also urge Twitter to meet our similar demand, and pause Trending Topics until January 2021.


Ashley Boyd is Mozilla’s VP of Advocacy.

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