Facebook is testing a Messenger feature that would identify suspicious Russian accounts


Facebook is currently testing a new feature for Messenger that would identify suspicious accounts sending unwarranted direct messages, letting users know the account’s country of origin by phone number and whether it was recently created. The new feature was first disclosed by Motherboard, which received a screenshot of the test from multimedia artist Erin Gallagher. Facebook confirmed to Motherboard that it is indeed testing the feature, but spokesperson Dalya Browne said it was a “small test” at the moment.

Though the feature isn’t specifically aimed at Russian bot and scam accounts, the provided screenshot of the test indicates that it can notify a user when an unsolicited message was sent from a Messenger account that’s not paired…

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