Facebook Testing Re-Entry App for Prisoners Transitioning Back Into Society


Facebook is constructing a service for people who find themselves transitioning from jail again into society, a part of an obvious effort inside the firm to create extra merchandise for marginalised communities.

A promotion for new software program known as The Re-Entry App was shared on the high of some customers’ Instagram feeds on Wednesday. The notification, proposing assist with “preparing for life after prison with community support,” requested customers to click on for early entry to strive the app and supply suggestions.

“We’ve been exploring different ways to help close gaps faced by those in marginalised communities across our apps,” a Facebook spokeswoman mentioned in a press release. “This was only intended to be an internal test and we took down the notice as soon as we learned it briefly ran externally.” Facebook typically experiments with service and app concepts that by no means materialise or morph into one thing else.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg mentioned final June that he wished Facebook to start out “building products to advance racial justice” and Instagram has an fairness workforce that builds “new features that respond to the needs of underserved communities.”

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