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Facebook asks users if they think the social network is good

Embargoed to 1500 Monday August 8 File photo dated 30/11/15 of Facebook's logo reflected in a pair of glasses, as children who regularly use online social networks tend to perform less well in school than pupils who rarely use such sites, research has shown. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 8, 2016. The study by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia found that students who often use chat sites or Facebook were more likely to fall behind in maths, reading and science. Yet pupils who play online video games tended to perform better in school, it found. See PA story SCIENCE Social. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook is asking users whether they think it is "good for the world" in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people.

The latest poll appears under the heading "We'd like to do better" when users log in.

Possible responses range from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree".

Facebook regularly polls users on its service. The latest comes as the company grapples with a privacy scandal and other troubles.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to ensure that Facebook is a force for good in the world.

Whether it is has not been clear amid revelations of it being used to influence elections, spread hatred and steal user information.

In January, Mr Zuckerberg said his personal goal for 2018 is to fix Facebook.