Facebook has been using a social media algorithm to rank its pages in news feeds around the world, in an attempt to increase its reach.
However, that approach could soon have an unexpected side effect: it could lead to an increase in the number of people using Facebook to report their own crimes.
According to data released on Tuesday, Twitter has been ranking its pages based on people who have reported their own crime and not others.
According the data, Facebook users reported their crime more than twice as often as those who reported no crime.
Facebook users report crimes at a rate of 3.2 per 100,000 people, Facebook said in a statement.
This means that people who report a crime are far more likely to get noticed than those who don’t report a property crime, such as theft or vandalism.
However the researchers noted that it is unclear how much of a difference this could have.
“The social media data itself is not conclusive, but we do know that it may have an impact on crime reporting,” wrote Dan Biederman, a social science researcher at Columbia University, in a blog post.
He added that it’s likely that this type of reporting could lead some users to use Facebook in the future.
“We expect that this data could help in identifying potential users who are using social media to report crimes, and therefore lead to a further increase in reports from these users,” he wrote.
Facebook also said it was working on a new system to improve its reporting.
The researchers noted the use of crime reports can be a sensitive issue.
“Data on crime rates and reports may provide valuable insights about social media activity in the past, but may not be appropriate for reporting crimes in the present,” the researchers wrote.
“This study shows that we need to be more cautious about using crime reporting data to rank or categorize posts on Facebook.”