Facebook gives users more control over comments

Mariam Cheik-Hussein
By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 1 April 2021

Facebook is giving users and pages more control over who can comment on their posts.

The new tool, which is already available, allows anyone from brands to politicians to control who comments on a given post, ranging from anyone who can see the post to only people and pages tagged.

“By adjusting your commenting audience, you can further control how you want to invite conversation onto your public posts and limit potentially unwanted interactions,” Facebook says.

“And if you’re a public figure, creator, or brand, you too can choose to limit your commenting audience on your public posts to help you feel safe and engage in more meaningful conversations with your community."

The update comes after the NSW supreme court ruled in 2019 that several news media companies were liable for comments posted by other users on the publishers’ Facebook pages.

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