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Facebook will redirect opioid buyers to crisis helpline

DECCAN CHRONICLE / REUTERS
Published : Jun 22, 2018, 10:23 am IST
Updated : Jun 22, 2018, 10:23 am IST

The company has worked with a policy team to introduce the new step towards combating drug abuse.

This is the first time a social media company is working towards curbing drug abuse.
 This is the first time a social media company is working towards curbing drug abuse.

For those looking for addiction treatment or searching for opioids through Facebook will be redirected to a federal crisis helpline. The company has worked with a policy team to introduce the new step towards combating drug abuse, Engadget reported.

A message will appear to those looking for treatment asking if they would like assistance and redirect them to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline. A similar feature will arrive on Instagram in the next few weeks.

 

Additionally, Facebook is also working on developing a mechanism for replacement of closed or blinked eyes of people in the pictures to open eyes which will be executed with the help of AI.

In a research paper, Facebook has described a new method that leverages machine learning to retouch closed eyes in photos. This new method is just an idea and is at the research stage at this moment, but one never know Facebook could introduce such a feature into its website or apps.

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