The social media giant has been made a plea that the platform rules be changed for the specific categories of journalists and research.
The plea is said to have been made by a group of First Amendment advocates.
The request has been made to the Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.
They said that the idea is to change the social media giant’s platform rules to enable public service journalism and research on its platform.
The Knight institute has proposed a “safe harbor” to allow reporters and researchers to undertake investigations in the public interest that are currently barred by the company’s rules.
The revised rules the institute proposes would state that it is not a violation of the firm’s terms of service to collect public information through automated means or even by creating or using temporary research accounts.
A Facebook spokesman said the company was reviewing the recommendation.>