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Our mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Every day, people come to Facebook to share their stories, see the world through the eyes of others and connect with friends and causes. The conversations that happen on Facebook reflect the diversity of a community of more than one billion people.
We want people to feel safe when using Facebook. For that reason, we’ve developed a set of Community Standards, outlined below. These policies will help you understand what type of sharing is allowed on Facebook, and what type of content may be reported to us and removed. Because of the diversity of our global community, please keep in mind that something that may be disagreeable or disturbing to you may not violate our Community Standards.
Hello! We lead the teams that create Facebook’s content policies and provide support to the community. Our teams work to make Facebook an open and safe environment for people around the world. We’d like to share a few insights into what it’s like serving a community of more than a billion people around the world.
When we share information and opinions with our friends, families, communities, and the world around us, that’s when we achieve extraordinary things – new ideas, opportunities, friendships, and collaborations. Every day, people around the world share billions of things on Facebook that add value to our lives. But sometimes people share content that can be abusive or harmful to the rest of the community.
That’s why we created Community Standards – to explain what kinds of things shouldn’t be shared on Facebook. Our Community Standards aim to find the right balance between giving people a place to express themselves and promoting a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.
As you can imagine, striking the right balance is a tough job that we approach by focusing on a few key principles:
- Keeping you safe. We have zero tolerance for any behavior that puts people in danger, whether someone is organizing or advocating real-world violence or bullying other people. Requiring people to use their authentic identity on Facebook helps motivate all of us to act responsibly, since our names and reputations are visibly linked to our words and actions.
- Encouraging respectful behavior. We ask people to consider their audience when sharing something that may offend others. We make it easy for everyone to decide who can see the content they share, and we have policies that prohibit sexually explicit, hateful, and violent content.
- Acknowledging cultural diversity. To ensure our policies reflect the diversity of our community, we constantly seek and review input from experts around the world, as well as our community. Those insights help us understand the context through which people are sharing, and viewing, content on Facebook.
- Empowering you with tools to control what you see on Facebook. Facebook is a place for you to connect with the people and things you care about, so we give you tools to control what you see, report things to us, and reach out to people who post things that you don’t like or disagree with.
Our goal is to create an environment where we don’t need a lot of rules, and people on Facebook feel motivated and empowered to treat each other with empathy and respect.
Head of Global Product Policy
Vice President of Global Operations
The guidelines state: “People connect on Facebook using their authentic identities. When people stand behind their opinions and actions with their authentic name and reputation, our community is more accountable.
“If we discover that you have multiple personal profiles, we may ask you to close the additional profiles. We also remove any profiles that impersonate other people.”