As reported by 9to5Mac, it turns out Facebook has been experimenting with a a brand new app concept called Re-Entry, whose sole purpose is to facilitate released prisoners' re-integration into normal society. Although Facebook quickly removed the notification from public view, admitting that it was only meant for internal testing, we know that they are at least considering a potentially useful re-socialization system for ex-prisoners.
blog post announcement back in September last year, Instagram head Adam Mosseri laid out his hopes for the new team, calling for better inclusivity, algorithm fairness, and eliminating bias, harassment, and hate in Instagram's future.This is a product of Facebook's Equity Team, which was founded last year for the purpose of supporting marginalized communities through the platform and challenging racial bias, among other things. In an ambitious
Whether we will ever see Re-Entry published in app stores or not, it's a commendable initiative on Instagram's part, as the difficulty of starting a new life in a new community can seem like an insurmountable challenge for many former inmates.