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2018-11-08   22:00:40   INGLÉS
Facebook launches in Canada its new service to find a partner

Ottawa, Nov. 8 (Notimex).- The social platform Facebook launched today in Canada its new service to find a partner, called Facebook Dating. Two months ago it launched it in Colombia and now in North America and Thailand.

The new service is that users create their own profile, separated from their Facebook profile and out of sight of their contacts.

Mark Zuckerberg's company will suggest possible empathies among users, who share preferences to meet a potential partner or friends with similar interests.

The Facebook Dating will offer only text conversations among people with similar preferences with the goal of minimizing casual encounters and favor lasting relationships.

The service "will import" the age and location of the user of Facebook to this new platform to try to reduce the risk of "catfishing", that is to say that someone presents false identity and age.

"We want to make sure that users can feel trust in each other," said Charmaine Hung, director of the Facebook Dating technical program.

In the past winter Facebook admitted that the data of 50 million users were used by Cambridge Analytica to favor the presidential elections of the United States.

Mark Zuckerberg himself clarified that the new Facebook Dating service was designed "with the privacy and security of the users in mind".

A lawyer from the University of Ottawa, Tamir Israel, said he had reservations about how separate the Facebook and Dating platforms will be from the same company.

"People will think that there will be a degree of isolation because they will decide what goes on their Dating profile, but we have seen again and again that those types of divisions are hard to maintain," added the lawyer of an Internet Policy Clinic in Public interest.

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