A social media services office in Ottawa says it has no plans to remove the popular social network’s social media platform from the Canadian government’s website.
The social media office of the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development says it will not remove Facebook from its site until the department has received formal complaints from Canadian users.
The department says it received more than 500 complaints about Facebook in 2016.
Social media services are used by government agencies to monitor, manage and report on social issues and issues related to health and safety.
The government’s Twitter account is also accessible on Facebook.
The company says it takes its role as an information and communication technology provider seriously and has taken steps to safeguard user privacy.
The spokesperson says Facebook “has never been a place of harassment, abuse or bullying, and will continue to protect the privacy of its users.”
The department will also continue to work with social media companies on ways to ensure that their platforms are safe and secure.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.