Facebook is building a service for people who are turning from prison back into society, part of the company’s apparent effort to create more products for marginalized communities.
A promotion for a new software called The Re-Entry App has been shared at the top by some users Instagram food on Wednesday. The notice, offering community-assisted preparation for life after prison, asked users to click for early access to try out the app and provide feedback.
“We have explored various ways to help address the gaps faced by people in marginalized communities in our applications,” a Facebook spokesman said in a statement. “This was for internal testing only, and we downloaded the notification as soon as we learned it was running externally for a short time.” Facebook often experiments with ideas for services and applications that never materialize or become anything else.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last June that he wanted to Facebook to start “building products to advance racial justice,” and Instagram has a team building “new features that meet the needs of underserved communities.”
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