Facebook’s reputation for privacy and data protection has taken some big hits in recent years. That’s why the social media giant has explored several initiatives to educate the public about how to better control their information. In the latest of these efforts, Facebook has created real-world, pop-up cafes where users can check their settings and receive advice from experts on improving their privacy.
“At our pop-up cafés, you can get help and advice on how to change your privacy settings — and all in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee,” said Steve Hatch, a Facebook VP in Europe. “It’s normal to worry about who can see the things you share on social media. That’s why we have made customizing your privacy settings on Facebook quick and easy.”
Facebook will begin rolling out cafes in the UK this month, starting with one in London followed by four more. If they prove successful, there’s a good chance the company will eventually introduce them stateside.
Thankfully, for users who don’t live in the UK, you can also check your settings online by clicking the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of the platform’s desktop version. Still, it’s telling that the company feels like its privacy policies are so unclear that it must reach out to people IRL to educate them.
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