Facebook Eyes New Partnerships to Better Understand 'High-Risk Areas'


WASHINGTON — While Facebook’s growing network has helped “friends” in hard-to-reach places connect with each other, the tech giant has been slow to see the dangers the platform perpetuates in some parts of the world, one of its leaders said Tuesday.

Facebook is a frequent partner to NGOs working in global health, international development, and humanitarian response. This year's F8 conference had some higher stakes than the organization's annual event in years past, as the social media giant and the organizations it partners with navigate how to handle widespread criticism around privacy and security on the platform.

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