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    Violence and Criminal Behavior

    1. Credible Violence

    Policy Rationale

    We aim to prevent potential real-world harm that may be related to content on Facebook. We understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in facetious and non-serious ways. That’s why we try to consider the language, context and details in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a targeted person’s public visibility and vulnerability. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.

    Do not post:

    The following threats:

    • Credible statements of intent to commit violence against any person, groups of people, or place (city or smaller). We assess credibility based upon the information available to us and generally consider statements credible if the following are present: A target (person, group of people, or place) and; Bounty/demand for payment, or; Mention or image of specific weapon, or; Sales offer or ask to purchase weapon, or; Spelled-out address or named building, or; A target and two or more of the following details (can be two of the same detail): Location; Timing; Method; Any statement of intent to commit violence against a vulnerable person (identified by name, title, image, or other reference) or vulnerable group, including (but not limited to) heads-of-state, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists
    • Calls for violence or statements advocating violence against the following targets (identified by name, title, image, or other reference): Any vulnerable person or group including (but not limited to) heads of state, national elected officials, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists; Public individuals, if credible as defined above; Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible; Places, if credible; Where no target is specified but a symbol representing the target or a visual of weapons is included
    • Aspirational and conditional statements of violence against: Any vulnerable groups; Public individuals, if credible (unless the individual is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization); Vulnerable person(s), if credible; Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible. Places, if credible
    • Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group
    • Instructions on how to make or use weapons if the goal is to injure or kill people as may be evident from:

    As evident from language explicitly stating that goal, or; As evident from imagery that shows or simulates the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction; Unless there is clear context that the content is for an alternative purpose (for example, shared as part of recreational self-defense activities, training by a country’s military, commercial video games, or news coverage)
    • Instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example, clear scientific/educational purpose use or fireworks)
    • Exposure of vulnerable individuals’ identities without their permission
    • Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for violence due to the outcome of an election
    2. Dangerous Individuals and Organizations

    Policy Rationale

    In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that are engaged in the following to have a presence on Facebook:

    • Terrorist activity, Organized hate, Mass or serial murder, Human trafficking, Organized violence or criminal activity

    We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities.
    We do not allow the following people (living or deceased) or groups to maintain a presence (for example, have an account, Page, Group) on our platform:

    • Terrorist organizations and terrorists

    A terrorist organization is defined as: Any non-governmental organization that engages in premeditated acts of violence against persons or property to intimidate a civilian population, government, or international organization in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. A member of a terrorist organization or any person who commits a terrorist act is considered a terrorist. A terrorist act is defined as a premeditated act of violence against persons or property carried out by a non-government actor to intimidate a civilian population, government, or international organization in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.
    • Hate organizations and their leaders and prominent members

    A hate organization is defined as: Any association of three or more people that is organized under a name, sign, or symbol and that has an ideology, statements, or physical actions that attack individuals based on characteristics, including race, religious affiliation, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, serious disease or disability.
    • Mass and serial murderers

    We consider a homicide to be a mass murder if it results in four or more deaths in one incident. We consider any individual who has committed two or more murders over multiple incidents or locations a serial murderer. We make these assessments based upon the information available to us and will generally apply this policy to a mass or serial murderer who meets any of the following criteria: They were convicted of mass or serial murder. They were killed by law enforcement during commission of the mass or serial murder or during subsequent flight. They killed themselves at the scene or in the aftermath of the mass or serial murder. They were identified by law enforcement with images from the crime.
    • Human trafficking groups and their leaders

    Human trafficking groups are organizations responsible for any of the following: Prostitution of others, forced/bonded labor, slavery, or the removal of organsRecruiting, transporting, transferring, detaining, providing, harboring, or receiving a minor, or an adult against their will
    • Criminal organizations and their leaders and prominent members: A criminal organization is defined as: Any association of three or more people that is united under a name, color(s), hand gesture(s) or recognized indicia, that has engaged in or threatens to engage in criminal activity, including (but not limited to) Homicide; Drug trafficking; Arms trafficking; Identity theft; Money laundering; Extortion or trafficking; Assault; Kidnapping; Sexual exploitation (covered in section 7 and section 8)
    We do not allow symbols that represent any of the above organizations or individuals to be shared on our platform without context that condemns or neutrally discusses the content.

    We do not allow content that praises any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

    We do not allow coordination of support for any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

    3. Promoting or Publicizing Crime

    Policy Rationale

    We prohibit people from promoting or publicizing violent crime, theft, and/or fraud because we do not want to condone this activity and because there is a risk of copycat behavior. We also do not allow people to depict criminal activity or admit to crimes they or their associates have committed. We do, however, allow people to debate or advocate for the legality of criminal activities, as well as address them in a rhetorical or satirical way.

    Do not post:

    • Content depicting, admitting, or promoting the following criminal acts committed by you or your associates Acts of physical harm committed against people; Acts of physical harm committed against animals except in cases of hunting, fishing, religious sacrifice, or food preparation/processing; Poaching or selling endangered species or their parts; Staged animal vs. animal fights; Theft; Vandalism or property damage; Fraud; Trafficking as referenced in section 2; Sexual violence or sexual exploitation, including sexual assault, as referenced in section 7 and section 8
    4. Coordinating Harm

    Policy Rationale

    In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we prohibit people from facilitating or coordinating future criminal activity that is intended or likely to cause harm to people, businesses, or animals. People can draw attention to harmful activity that they may witness or experience as long as they do not advocate for or coordinate harm.

    Do not post:

    Statements of intent, calls to action, or advocation for the following:

    • Acts of physical harm committed against people Acts of physical harm committed against animals except in cases of hunting, fishing, religious sacrifice, or food preparation/processing; Poaching or selling endangered species and their parts; Staged animal vs. animal fights; Theft Vandalism/property damage; Fraud; Trafficking as referenced in section 2; Sexual violence or sexual exploitation, including sexual assault, as referenced in section 7 and section 8

    • Offers of services to smuggle or assist in smuggling people.
    5. Regulated Goods

    Policy Rationale

    To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell, or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and marijuana. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on Facebook. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale off of our services as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to firearm regulation. Regulated goods that are not prohibited by our Community Standards may be subject to our more stringent Commerce Policies.

    Do not post:

    • Content about non-medical drugs (other than alcohol or tobacco) that Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs; Depicts, admits to, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates; Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use of non-medical drugsl; Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context
    • Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that: Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs; Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following: Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade; Asking the audience to buy; Listing the price; Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information; Attempting to solicit the product, defined as: Stating interest in buying the product, or Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade. This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
    • Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals. This includes content that: Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives and a product unrelated to firearms, and; Makes an attempt to sell or transfer including any of the following, unless posted by an entity representing a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand: Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade; Asking the audience to buyListing the price or noting that the product is freeEncouraging contact about the product either by: Explicitly asking to be contacted; Including any type of contact information; Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as: Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or; Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade
    For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

    • Content posted by a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that: Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and; Asks the audience to buy the product, or; Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or; Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    Safety

    6. Suicide and Self-Injury

    Policy Rationale

    We aim to prevent potential real-world harm that may be related to content on Facebook. We understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in facetious and non-serious ways. That’s why we try to consider the language, context and details in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a targeted person’s public visibility and vulnerability. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.

    Do not post:

    • Content that promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for SuicideSelf-injury; Eating disorders
    • Content about self-injury that contains promotional slogans without clear, anti- self-injury disclaimers
    • Except in limited situations of newsworthiness, it is against our policies to post content depicting a person who engaged in a suicide attempt or death by suicide
    For the following content, we include a warning screen so that people are aware the content may be disturbing:

    • Photos or videos depicting a person’s death by suicide that are determined to be newsworthyPhotos or videos depicting a person who engaged in euthanasia/assisted suicide in a medical setting
    • We provide resources to people who post written or verbal admissions of engagement in self injury, including: SuicideEuthanasia/assisted suicide; Self mutilation; Eating disordersImages where more than one cut of self mutilation is present on a body part and the primary subject of the image is one or more unhealed cuts
    7. Child Nudity and Sexual Exploitation of Children

    Policy Rationale

    We do not allow content that sexually exploits or endangers children. When we become aware of apparent child exploitation, we report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in compliance with applicable law. We know that sometimes people share nude images of their own children with good intentions; however, we generally remove these images because of the potential for abuse by others and to help avoid the possibility of other people reusing or misappropriating the images.

    We also work with external experts, including the Facebook Safety Advisory Board, to discuss and improve our policies and enforcement around online safety issues, especially with regard to children.

    Do not post:

    Content that depicts participation in or advocates for the sexual exploitation of children, including (but not limited to)

    • Engaging in any sexual activity involving minors; Soliciting, displaying, sharing, or viewing imagery of nude, sexualized, or sexual activity with minors; Arranging real-world sexual encounters or obtaining sexual material from a minor directly; Adults soliciting minors; Minors soliciting minors; Displaying nudity to minors; Minors soliciting adultsUsing our products and site functionality with the intention of sexualizing minors
    Content (including photos, videos, real-world art, digital content, and text) that depicts

    • Any sexual activity involving minors; Minors in a sexual fetish context; Minors with sexual elements, including (but not limited to): Restraints; Focus on genitals; Presence of aroused adult; Presence of sex toys; Sexualized costume; StrippingStaged environment (for example, on a bed) or professionally shot (quality/focus/angles); Open-mouth kissing with minor or adult
    • Content (including photos, videos, real-world art, digital content, and verbal depictions) that shows minors in a sexualized context
    Content that depicts child nudity where nudity is defined as

    • Visible genitalia (even when covered or obscured by transparent clothing); Visible anus and/or fully nude close-up of buttocks; Uncovered female nipples for children older than toddler-age; No clothes present from neck to knee for children older than toddler; Digitally-created depictions of nude minors, unless the image is for health or educational purposes
    8. Sexual Exploitation of Adults

    Policy Rationale

    We recognize the importance of Facebook as a place to discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation. We believe this is an important part of building common understanding and community. In an effort to create space for this conversation while promoting a safe environment, we remove content that depicts, threatens or promotes sexual violence, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation, while also allowing space for victims to share their experiences. We remove content that displays, advocates for, or coordinates sexual acts with non-consenting parties or commercial sexual services. We do this to avoid facilitating transactions that may involve trafficking, coercion, and non-consensual sexual acts. “Sexual services” include prostitution, escort services, sexual massages, and filmed sexual activity.

    To protect victims and survivors, we also remove images that depict incidents of sexual violence and intimate images shared without permission from the people pictured. For additional information on these efforts, please visit Using Technology to Protect Intimate Images and Help Build a Safe Community, as well as our guide to reporting and removing intimate images shared without your consent.

    Do not post:

    • Content (including photos, videos, digital content, and verbal depictions) that shows or advocates for any form of crushing, necrophilia, bestiality, or non-consensual sexual touching.
    • Content that attempts to exploit people by any of the following: Coercing money, favors, or illicit images from people by threats of exposure of their naked or semi-naked photos/videos.
    • Sharing imagery that fulfills all three of the following conditions: Image is non-commercial or produced in a private setting; Person in the image is (near) nude, engaged in sexual activity, or in a sexual pose; Lack of consent to share the image is indicated by Vengeful context (for example, caption, comments, or page title); Independent sources (for example, media coverage or law enforcement record); A visible match between the person depicted in the image and the person who has reported the content to us; The person who reported the content to us shares the same name as the person depicted in the image; Sharing imagery where the focal point is crotch, chest, buttocks, or up-skirt and either; The person in the image is apparently not aware the image is being takenIt would be impossible to determine whether the person is aware; Threatening or stating an intent to share intimate imagery without consentSoliciting intimate imagery to view or share without consent
    Attempts to coordinate adult sexual services or engaging in sexual solicitation including (but not limited to)

    • Escort servicesProstitution; Filmed sexual encounters; Sexualized massage; Requesting rates on images of escorts; Offering contact information with escort images or sexual solicitation slang terms; Arranged marriages with refugees or internally displaced persons; Paid domination service; Offering or soliciting sex or sexual fetish partners
    9. Bullying

    Policy Rationale

    Bullying happens in many places and comes in many different forms from making statements degrading someone’s character to posting inappropriate images to threatening someone. We do not tolerate bullying on Facebook because we want the members of our community to feel safe and respected.

    We will remove content that purposefully targets private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. We recognize that bullying can be especially harmful to minors, and our policies provide heightened protection for minors because they are more vulnerable and susceptible to online bullying. In certain instances, we require the individual who is the target of bullying to report content to us before removing it.

    Our bullying policies do not apply to public figures because we want to allow discourse, which often includes critical discussion of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. Discussion of public figures nonetheless must comply with our Community Standards, and we will remove content about public figures that violates other policies, including hate speech or credible threats.

    Our Bullying Prevention Hub is a resource for teens, parents, and educators seeking support for issues related to bullying and other conflicts. It offers step-by-step guidance, including on how to start important conversations for people being bullied, parents who have a child being bullied or accused of bullying, and educators who have students involved with bullying.
    Do not post:

    Content about another private individual that reflects

    • Claims about sexual activity; Degrading physical descriptions about or ranking individuals on physical appearance or personality; Threats of non-consensual sexual touching; Sexualized text targeting another individual; An individual in a context that is intended to degrade, for example, menstruating, urinating, vomiting, or defecating; Physical bullying where the context further degrades the individual; Comparison to animals that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object
    Content that has been photoshopped to target and demean an individual, including by highlighting specific physical characteristics or threatening violence in text or with imagery
    Content that specifies an individual as the target of

    • Statements of intent to commit violence; Calls for action of violence; Statements advocating violence; Aspirational and conditional statements of violence; Physical bullying
    In addition, we may remove Pages or Groups that are dedicated to attacking individual(s) by, for example

    • Cursing at an individual or individuals; Making negative character claimsMaking negative ability claims
    We also remove content that is targeted at minors when it contains:

    • CursingClaims about romantic involvement or sexual orientation; Allegations about criminal or illegal behavior; Coordinating, advocating, or promoting exclusion; Negative character claims; Negative ability claims; Negative physical description; Expressions of contempt or disgust; Calls for death or serious disease or disability; Videos of physical bullying or violence against minors in a fight context shared with no caption or a neutral or praising caption
    10. Harassment

    Policy Rationale

    We do not tolerate harassment on Facebook. We want people to feel safe to engage and connect with their community. Our harassment policy applies to both public and private individuals because we want to prevent unwanted or malicious contact on the platform. Context and intent matter, and we allow people to share and re-share posts if it is clear that something was shared in order to condemn or draw attention to harassment. In addition to reporting such behavior and content, we encourage people to use tools available on Facebook to help protect against it.

    Do not:

    Repeatedly contact a single person despite that person’s clear desire and action to prevent that contact
    Repeatedly contact large numbers of people with no prior solicitation
    Send messages to any individual that contain: Cursing aimed at an individual or group of individuals in the thread; Calls for death, serious disease or disability, or physical harm aimed at an individual or group of individuals in the thread; Bullying policy violationsClaims that a victim of a violent tragedy is lying about being a victim, acting/pretending to be a victim of a verified event, or otherwise is paid or employed to mislead people about their role in the event when sent directly to a survivor and/or immediate family member of a survivor or victim
    • Send messages to a group that contain any bullying policy violations, regardless of whether the person being targeted is a public or private individual
    Target anyone maliciously, including public figures, by: Attacking them based on their status as a victim of sexual assault or sexual exploitation; Threatening any participant in public discourse with violence in an attempt to intimidate or silence them; Calling for self-injury or suicide of a specific person, or group of people
    Target victims or survivors of violent tragedies by name or by image, with claims that they are: Lying about being a victim of an event; Acting/pretending to be a victim of an eventOtherwise paid or employed to mislead people about their role in the event
    11. Privacy Violations and Image Privacy Rights

    Policy Rationale

    Privacy and the protection of personal information are fundamentally important values for Facebook. We work hard to keep your account secure and safeguard your personal information in order to protect you from potential physical or financial harm. You should not post personal or confidential information about others without first getting their consent. We also provide people ways to report imagery that they believe to be in violation of their privacy rights.

    Do not post:

    • Content that facilitates identity theft by posting or soliciting personally identifiable information, including (but not limited to): National identification numbers, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, or exam numbers; Government IDs; School and education IDs featuring two of the following: (1) name, (2) photo, or (3) ID number; Digital identities, including passwords; Medical/psychological, biometric, or genetic details
    • Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing personally identifiable information via an external link
    • Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing private financial information of an organization or business
    • Content that facilitates identity theft by disclosing the following personal financial information (of either the self or others)
    • Bank account and/or card information; Financial records paired with account information
    • Content that facilitates identity theft by sharing the private contact information of others defined as: Private phone numbers or addresses; Email, Messenger, and chat identities; The above information may be shared to promote charitable causes, non-violating services, or to facilitate finding missing people or animals
    • Except in limited cases of newsworthiness, content claimed or confirmed to come from a hacked source, regardless of whether the affected person is a public figure or a private individual.
    • Content that identifies individuals by name and depicts their personal information, including: Driver’s licenses, Government IDs other than driver’s licenses, Green Cards, or immigration papers; Marriage, birth, and name change certificates; Digital identities, including passwords; License plates
    • Content that includes photographs that display the external view of private residences if the following conditions apply: The residence is a single-family home, or the resident’s unit number is identified in the image/captionThe city or neighborhood is identified; A resident is mentioned or depicted; That same resident objects to the exposure of their private residence
    • Content that exposes the undercover status of law enforcement personnel if: The content contains the agent’s full name or other explicit identification and explicitly mentions their undercover status, or; The content contains images identifying the faces of the law enforcement personnel and explicitly mentions their undercover status
    • Content that exposes information about safe houses by sharing any of the below, unless the safe house is actively promoting its location, contact information, or the type of service and protection it offers through comments, posts, Pages or Groups: Actual address of the safe house (post box only is allowed); Images of the safe house; Identifiable city/neighborhood of the safe house; or Information outing residents of the safe house
    The following content also may be removed

    • A reported photo or video of people where the person depicted in the image is: A minor under thirteen years old, and the content was reported by the minor or a parent or legal guardian; A minor between thirteen and eighteen years old, and the content was reported by the minor; An adult, where the content was reported by the adult from outside the United States and applicable law may provide rights to removal; Any person who is incapacitated and unable to report the content on their own
    Objectionable Content

    12. Hate Speech

    Policy Rationale

    We do not allow hate speech on Facebook because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion and in some cases may promote real-world violence.

    We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disability or disease. We also provide some protections for immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation. We separate attacks into three tiers of severity, as described below.

    Sometimes people share content containing someone else’s hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others. Similarly, in some cases, words or terms that might otherwise violate our standards are used self-referentially or in an empowering way. When this is the case, we allow the content, but we expect people to clearly indicate their intent, which helps us better understand why they shared it. Where the intention is unclear, we may remove the content.

    We allow humor and social commentary related to these topics. In addition, we believe that people are more responsible when they share this kind of commentary using their authentic identity.

    Click here to read our Hard Questions Blog and learn more about our approach to hate speech.
    Do not post:

    Tier 1 attacks, which target a person or group of people who share one of the above-listed characteristics or immigration status (including all subsets except those described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses), where attack is defined as

    • Any violent speech or support for death/disease/harm;

    • Dehumanizing speech including (but not limited to): Reference or comparison to filth, bacteria, disease, or feces; Reference or comparison to animals that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior; Reference or comparison to subhumanity; Mocking the concept, events or victims of hate crimes even if no real person is depicted in an image; Designated dehumanizing comparisons in both written and visual form
    Tier 2 attacks, which target a person or group of people who share any of the above-listed characteristics, where attack is defined as

    • Statements of inferiority implying a person’s or a group’s physical, mental, or moral deficiency; Physical (including but not limited to “deformed,” “undeveloped,” “hideous,” “ugly”); Mental (including but not limited to “retarded,” “cretin,” “low IQ,” “stupid,” “idiot”); Moral (including but not limited to “slutty,” “fraud,” “cheap,” “free riders”); Expressions of contempt, including (but not limited to)“I hate”“I don’t like”“X are the worst”; Expressions of disgust, including (but not limited to)“Gross”“Vile”“Disgusting”Cursing at a person or group of people who share protected characteristics
    Tier 3 attacks, which are calls to exclude or segregate a person or group of people based on the above-listed characteristics. We do allow criticism of immigration policies and arguments for restricting those policies.

    • Content that describes or negatively targets people with slurs, where slurs are defined as words commonly used as insulting labels for the above-listed characteristics.
    13. Graphic Violence

    Policy Rationale

    We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation. We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues. We know that people value the ability to discuss important issues like human rights abuses or acts of terrorism. We also know that people have different sensitivities with regard to graphic and violent content. For that reason, we add a warning label to especially graphic or violent content so that it is not available to people under the age of eighteen and so that people are aware of the graphic or violent nature before they click to see it.

    Do not post:

    • Imagery of violence committed against real people or animals with comments or captions by the poster that contain: Enjoyment of suffering; Enjoyment of humiliation; Erotic response to suffering; Remarks that speak positively of the violence; or, Remarks indicating the poster is sharing footage for sensational viewing pleasure
    • Videos of dying, wounded, or dead people if they contain: Dismemberment unless in a medical setting; Visible internal organs; Charred or burning people; Victims of cannibalism
    For the following content, we include a warning screen so that people are aware the content may be disturbing. We also limit the ability to view the content to adults, ages eighteen and older: Imagery featuring mutilated people if it contains the following in a medical setting

    • Dismemberment

    • Visible internal organs

    • Charred or burning people

    • Victims of cannibalism

    • Throat-slitting
    • Videos of self-immolation when that action is a form of political speech or newsworthy

    • Photos of wounded or dead people if they show: Dismemberment; Visible internal organs; Charred or burning peopleVictims of cannibalismThroat-slitting
    • Imagery featuring animals that shows: Dismemberment; Visible internal organs; Charred or burning animals
    • Videos of animal abuse, defined as: Repeated kicking or beating of a live animal by a personActs of torture by a person committed against animalsRepeated biting of a live animal by a person for abusive purposesRepeated animal-to-animal biting in staged fightsVideos of animals being killed in a hunting, manufacturing, or food preparation/processing context
    • Videos that show child abuse, defined as: Repeated kicking, beating, slapping, or stepping on by an adult or animal; Strangling or suffocating by an adult or animal; Drowning by an adult or animal; Biting through skin by an adult or animal; Poisoning by an adult; Forcible restraint by an adultInflicting of burn or cut wounds by an adultForcible smokingTossing, rotating, or shaking of an infant (too young to stand) by their wrists/ankles, arms/legs, or neck
    • Videos that show the violent death of a person or people by accident or murder when they depict the deceased body

    • Still images depicting the violent death of a person or people

    • Videos that show acts of torture committed against a person or people

    • Videos of physical bullying or violence against minors in a fight context shared with a condemning caption
    14. Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity

    Policy Rationale

    We restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity because some people in our community may be sensitive to this type of content. Additionally, we default to removing sexual imagery to prevent the sharing of non-consensual or underage content. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless it is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes.

    Our nudity policies have become more nuanced over time. We understand that nudity can be shared for a variety of reasons, including as a form of protest, to raise awareness about a cause, or for educational or medical reasons. Where such intent is clear, we make allowances for the content. For example, while we restrict some images of female breasts that include the nipple, we allow other images, including those depicting acts of protest, women actively engaged in breast-feeding, and photos of post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.

    Do not post:

    Images of

    • Real nude adults, where nudity is defined as: Visible genitalia; Visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks unless photoshopped on a public figure; Uncovered female nipples except in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness, or gender confirmation surgery), or an act of protest
    • Sexual activity, including: Sexual intercourse; Explicit sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, where at least one person’s genitals are nude; Implied sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, even when the contact is not directly visible, except in cases of a sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction
    • Other sexual activities including (but not limited to): Erections; Presence of by-products of sexual activity; Stimulating genitals or anus, even if above or under clothing; Use of sex toys, even if above or under clothing; Stimulation of naked human nipples; Squeezing naked female breast except in breastfeeding context; Fetish content that involves; Acts that are likely to lead to the death of a person or animal; Dismemberment; Cannibalism; Feces, urine, spit, menstruation, or vomit
    • Digital content that meets our definition of sexual activity unless any of the following conditions exist: Content was posted in a satirical or humorous context; Content was posted in an educational or scientific context; Imagery is not sufficiently detailed and only body shapes or contours are visible
    • Sexually explicit language, defined as description that goes beyond mere mention of: A state of sexual arousal; An act of sexual intercourse unless posted in an attempt at humor or satire, or if educational in nature
    15. Cruel and Insensitive

    Policy Rationale

    We believe that people share and connect more freely when they do not feel targeted based on their vulnerabilities. As such, we have higher expectations for content that we call cruel and insensitive, which we define as content that targets victims of serious physical or emotional harm.

    Do not post:

    • Content that depicts real people and mocks their implied or actual serious physical injuries, disease, or disability, non-consensual sexual touching, or premature death
    Integrity and Authenticity

    16. Spam

    Policy Rationale

    We work hard to limit the spread of commercial spam to prevent false advertising, fraud, and security breaches, all of which detract from people’s ability to share and connect. We do not allow people to use misleading or inaccurate information to collect likes, followers, or shares.

    Do not:

    • Artificially increase distribution for financial gain

    • Create or use fake accounts or compromise other people’s accounts toImpersonate or pretend to be a business, organization, public figure, or private individual

    • Attempt to create connections, create content, or message people

    • Restrict access to content by requiring people to like, share, or recommend before viewing

    • Encourage likes, shares, or clicks under false pretenses

    • Maliciously use login credentials or personally identifiable information by: Attempting to gather or share login credentials or personally identifiable information; Using another person’s login credentials or personally identifiable information; Promise non-existent Facebook features
    17. Misrepresentation

    Policy Rationale

    Authenticity is the cornerstone of our community. We believe that people are more accountable for their statements and actions when they use their authentic identities. That’s why we require people to connect on Facebook using the name they go by in everyday life. Our authenticity policies are intended to create a safe environment where people can trust and hold one another accountable.

    Do not:

    Misrepresent your identity by

    • Using a name that does not abide by our name policies

    • Providing a false date of birth
    Misuse our profiles product by

    • Creating a profile for someone under thirteen years old

    • Maintaining multiple accounts

    • Creating inauthentic profiles

    • Sharing an account with any other person

    • Creating another account after being banned from the site

    • Evading the registration requirements outlined in our Terms of Service
    Impersonate others by

    • Using their images with the explicit aim to deceive people

    • Creating a profile assuming the persona of or speaking for another person or entity

    • Creating a Page that speaks for another person or entity without authorization when the authorized party objects to the content.
    Engage in inauthentic behavior, which includes creating, managing, or otherwise perpetuating

    • Accounts that are fake

    • Accounts that have fake names

    • Accounts that participate in coordinated inauthentic behavior, meaning that multiple accounts are working together to do any of the following: Mislead people about the origin of content; Mislead people about the destination of links off our services (for example, providing a display URL that does not match the destination URL); Mislead people in an attempt to encourage shares, likes, or clicks.
    18. False News

    Policy Rationale

    Reducing the spread of false news on Facebook is a responsibility that we take seriously. We also recognize that this is a challenging and sensitive issue. We want to help people stay informed without stifling productive public discourse. There is also a fine line between false news and satire or opinion. For these reasons, we don’t remove false news from Facebook but instead, significantly reduce its distribution by showing it lower in the News Feed.

    We are working to build a more informed community and reduce the spread of false news in a number of different ways, namely by:

    • Disrupting economic incentives for people, Pages, and domains that propagate misinformation

    • Using various signals, including feedback from our community, to inform a machine learning model that predicts which stories may be false

    • Reducing the distribution of content rated as false by independent third-party fact-checkers

    • Empowering people to decide for themselves what to read, trust, and share by informing them with more context and promoting news literacy

    • Collaborating with academics and other organizations to help solve this challenging issue.
    19. Memorialization

    Policy Rationale

    When we learn that someone has passed away, we memorialize the account by adding “Remembering” above the name on the person’s profile. This makes it clear that the account is now a memorial site and protects against attempted logins and fraudulent activity. We do not remove, update, or change anything about the profile or the account because we want to respect the choices someone made while still alive. We have also made it possible for people to identify a legacy contact to look after their account after they pass away. People can let us know in advance if they want their account permanently deleted when they die. We may delete profiles when the next of kin tells us that the person who passed would have preferred that we delete the account rather than memorialize it. Visit Hard Questions for more information about our memorialization policy and process.

    Once we become aware that a person has passed away:

    • Their account is secured and memorialized by adding “Remembering” above the name on the person’s profile. The profile or account is not updated or otherwise changed in any way

    • Immediate family members can also request that we remove a loved one’s profile.
    Respecting Intellectual Property

    20. Intellectual Property

    Policy Rationale

    Facebook takes intellectual property rights seriously and believes they are important to promoting expression, creativity, and innovation in our community. You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. However, before sharing content on Facebook, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. We are committed to helping people and organizations promote and protect their intellectual property rights. Facebook’s Terms of Service do not allow people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark. We publish information about the intellectual property reports we receive in our bi-annual Transparency Report, which can be accessed at https://transparency.facebook.com/

    Upon receipt of a report from a rights holder or an authorized representative, we will remove or restrict content that engages in:

    • Copyright infringement

    • Trademark infringement
    Content-Related Requests

    21. User Requests

    We comply with:

    • User requests for removal of their own account

    • Requests for removal of a deceased user’s account from a verified immediate family member or executor

    • Requests for removal of an incapacitated user’s account from an authorized representative.
    22. Additional Protection of Minors

    We comply with:

    • Requests for removal of an underage account

    • Government requests for removal of child abuse imagery depicting, for example, beating by an adult or strangling or suffocating by an adult

    • Legal guardian requests for removal of attacks on unintentionally famous minors.
     
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    mdmp5

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    Just marked my deactivated account for permanent deletion yesterday. They say it takes 14 days, which can be overridden at any time within then by logging in. I dabbled with this junk when it first became semi popular in 06-07, and hadn't posted anything or used it since around '11. I saw early on that this was gonna be an issue when some liberal chick I was in med school with commented on one of my pics, "that gun is scary!". My response was, "you're scary". Too many jobs lost, reputations ruined, and relationships destroyed because of this dystopian transparent digital era and the vehicles used to facilitate the façade of "information sharing". They should put a miranda like disclaimer, "Anything you post can and will be used against you in a kangaroo court of our choosing". Good riddance.
     

    Tiger_Shilone

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    • Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals. This includes content that: Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives and a product unrelated to firearms, and; Makes an attempt to sell or transfer including any of the following, unless posted by an entity representing a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand: Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade; Asking the audience to buyListing the price or noting that the product is freeEncouraging contact about the product either by: Explicitly asking to be contacted; Including any type of contact information; Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as: Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or; Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade
    For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

    • Content posted by a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that: Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and; Asks the audience to buy the product, or; Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or; Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

    Sale of firearms all ready covered by federal law, firearm parts is another matter as they also intend to inhibit that. Looks like pics of stuff is okay though they reserve the right to notify LE of "potentially threatening" posts. Discretion by facebook policy makers and enforcers, what could go wrong?

    • Dehumanizing speech including (but not limited to): Reference or comparison to filth, bacteria, disease, or feces; Reference or comparison to animals that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior; Reference or comparison to subhumanity; Mocking the concept, events or victims of hate crimes even if no real person is depicted in an image; Designated dehumanizing comparisons in both written and visual form
    Tier 2 attacks, which target a person or group of people who share any of the above-listed characteristics, where attack is defined as

    • Statements of inferiority implying a person’s or a group’s physical, mental, or moral deficiency; Physical (including but not limited to “deformed,” “undeveloped,” “hideous,” “ugly”); Mental (including but not limited to “retarded,” “cretin,” “low IQ,” “stupid,” “idiot”); Moral (including but not limited to “slutty,” “fraud,” “cheap,” “free riders”); Expressions of contempt, including (but not limited to)“I hate”“I don’t like”“X are the worst”; Expressions of disgust, including (but not limited to)“Gross”“Vile”“Disgusting”Cursing at a person or group of people who share protected characteristics
    Tier 3 attacks, which are calls to exclude or segregate a person or group of people based on the above-listed characteristics. We do allow criticism of immigration policies and arguments for restricting those policies.

    A light version the reference to the movie "Minority Report" on this. Thought police in action.

    Bottom line is that the facebootk website is their entity, they can allow what they want or dont want. It's not a regulated utility and there are very few standards for service providers. Laws are playing catch-up, if they ever do I'd be surprised. Still think the FCC abolishing net neutrality was a good thing? Those with the big media presence get to make decisions that affect you and me because there really is no true alternative at this time.
     

    Snipe260

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    It's on a ban for the conservatives. The leftist fuckers are free to continue their bashing of the right! Fuck fuckbook!
     

    RNWRKNP

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    I would think that altering net neutrality would have a direct impact on Snipers Hide.......the only social media that I will participate in?
     

    Alex126

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    Things I've seen on Facebook:

    A man, still very much alive and conscious, having his heart cut out.

    Dogs being tortured and murdered for sport.

    Graphic pictures of dead children.

    All of these things had hundreds of thousands of views and shares.

    Things I've been banned from Facebook for:

    Tranny jokes

    Hitler jokes

    Tide pod memes

    PG-13 nudity

    You be the judge.
     

    hic28

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    FS1

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    I find it amazing that hundreds of thousands of Americans fought and died for the right to Privacy. Only to have a majority of the population voluntarily give that privacy up to facebook, google and others.

    It boggles my mind.
     
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    They got their ass in a sling didn't they? Lawsuits will destroy Facebook. Just posting on Facebook can be interpreted as a policy violation. Only Facebook can delete and ban. They can't grab you in the middle of the night for later execution or sent to the Gulag. But the similarity between an underlining Stalin progom and Facebook policy posted above really aren't that much different. Only the outcomes are extremely different. Fuck a bunch of Facebook.
     

    500grains

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    Lawsuits will destroy Facebook.

    Although I do not advise purchasing Facebook stock, I do not think lawsuits will destroy them. In the late 1960's, IBM was the legendary behemoth and monopoly. .gov sued under antitrust laws to break them up. Nothing happened. Finally under Reagan the suit was dismissed. Market conditions changed. Tech changed. IBM's monopoly evaporated.

    There will be an alternative to FB. If you figure out what it is, let us know so that we can buy stock.
     
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    I'm not talking about the gov't suing them. I'm talking about lawyers suing them for clients.
     

    RedRyder

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    They must have paid some law firm a shitload of money to write that list up.

    I too recently deleted my FB account, and yeah, it takes 14 days. Wanted to try it to become proficient with somewhat current social media. Now my experiment is over and I need to slowly fade away.
     

    Sean the Nailer

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    As stated above, for anyone so inclined, MeWe is leaps and bounds better. They pride themselves on the freedom of it all. I've had a page/group going there for a few years now, (very small group) but have YET to receive any kind of interruption, ad, sales pitch, or any BS like that.

    For a simply means of being connected to a few chosen people, it's great. And yes, there's the ability to turn it 'public' as well, but I won't play that game.
     
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    deersniper

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    You know better than to Necro threads.


    I do miss Bender though.
    Lol I clicked on a “similar thread “

    Saw the date then said fuck it. That similar thread feature is gonna zombie a lot of dead threads.

    And lol at alll the ppl that didn’t look at the date
     
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    TL;DR but I don't have a Facebook account sooo... Got rid of my IG account too.
     

    theLBC

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    that is a long winded way of saying that you can blame wypipo for everything bad in the world, but you can't post anything that proves the opposite.
     
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    Sale of firearms all ready covered by federal law, firearm parts is another matter as they also intend to inhibit that. Looks like pics of stuff is okay though they reserve the right to notify LE of "potentially threatening" posts. Discretion by facebook policy makers and enforcers, what could go wrong?



    A light version the reference to the movie "Minority Report" on this. Thought police in action.

    Bottom line is that the facebootk website is their entity, they can allow what they want or dont want. It's not a regulated utility and there are very few standards for service providers. Laws are playing catch-up, if they ever do I'd be surprised. Still think the FCC abolishing net neutrality was a good thing? Those with the big media presence get to make decisions that affect you and me because there really is no true alternative at this time.
    I believe that part of the rule above is why I got my pp slapped for posting a picture to a friend of the label end of a scope box showing the reticle and scope specs etc. Whoever the moderator or whoever was had no idea what all the other stuff on the label was, they were pissed about the crosshair (reticle representation on label) as some kind of hate symbol.
    I'm still a member but I don't much give a rat's a++ about it except for my kids and grandkids pictures. I have two children in there early 40's that are former members and now couldn't give a rat's ass about FB.
     

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    I flushed facebook along time ago, I seen the bad moon rising and dipped.
     

    Maggot

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    I got banned from Fakebook for saying "He needs his ass beaten." Again for calling a faggot a faggot.
     

    Maser

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    Remember when all those YouTubers like Hickok45 were kicked off with no explanation or immediate recourse?

    Remember when ARFCOM was shut down by GoDaddy?

    Remember when (insert many many gun companies’ pages here) were kicked off IG or FB and had to rebuild their customer base elsewhere?

    I do. Maybe my principles hold greater weight than my desire for easy comms with customers or entertainment. Why would anyone give companies whose employees and stockholders hate us their money? But hey - I’m also a guy who hasn’t paid to see a movie since 2015.

    Edit: oh lol and this



    I really don't wanna get into the whole platform vs publisher thing, but YouTube and their gun policies were put into play due to liability issues that could arise from gun videos that were watched by those who commit crimes with guns. I don't believe that the big wigs at the top of the YouTube food chain wanted to just cancel the popular gun channels on their service because those channels made YouTube lots of money. I feel like the liability thing just made it too much of a chore to keep those channels around unless you were a super popular channel like say PewDiePie who literally got away with Nazi jokes and calling people niggers on live streams, but yet made YouTube tons of money. Money talks. It always does.

    As far as the commerce thing goes on social media, just look around your kitchen at your pre-packaged food. It all has some form of social media links or QR codes on the boxes. There are tons of folks out there who have totally given up on watching TV and now just settle for internet only. Social media advertising is what gets to those folks.
     

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    I've had multiple accouts locked for pointing out every bit of lefty ideology is based on avoiding personal responsibility and/getting free stuff.
    No one in two decades has been able to answer that question.