Facebook to now attempt tackling ‘Blue Whale’ menace

At a time when society is grappling with ‘Blue Whale’ menace, renowned social media platform ‘Facebook’ has now asserted that it would look as to this menace can be tackled effectively. The Facebook along with its partners are collecting such phrases, hashtags and group names that are associated with online challenges encouraging self-harm or suicide. The menace, it be known, has claimed the lives of many a youngsters in India and abroad. “Facebook is a place where people connect and share, and one of the things we have learnt from the mental health partners and academics we have worked with on this issue, is that being connected is a protective factor in suicide prevention,” said Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy for Facebook in India, South and Central Asia.

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