Facebook Tackles Conflicts With Love

Facebook is supporting a broad initiative to address conflict resolution on the site, emphasizing compassion as a value in the community it aims to foster.

 

“Compassion Czar” Arturo Bejar will reportedly lead the group, which is developing workflows for better communication and exploring ways to help users resolves conflicts and promote more empathy within the Facebook user base. Bejar has been busy seeking advice from experts like Emiliana Simon Thomas at Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, as well as Dasher Kilter from the University of California at Berkeley’s Social Interaction Laboratory.

 

By Margaret Rock