In an organization, there are rules and regulations that individuals under it need to abide by. Facebook has not left aside, there are community standards users ought to abide. The rules notify individuals of the things they ought to post or do in the community to stay safe and respected. I believe you clicked on this post to find out the rules, so don’t you just pay attention. In this article, I will be giving you the standards you need to abide by so the platform doesn’t ban you.
Facebook Community Standards
Facebook community standards are the set of rules which users should abide by to avoid being banned or blocked from using the site. These standards are the rules which outline the kind of posts that are allowed on the platform and the users they don’t allow to make a post.
Facebook Community Standards Violation
The Community Standards are actually categorized into six various sections. Here;
- Violence and Criminal Behavior
- Objectionable Content
- Integrity, and Authenticity
- Respecting Intellectual Property
- Content Related Requests
I will be giving a brief explanation of each of them below, so read on.
Violence and Criminal Behavior on Facebook
Facebook is aiming at preventing potential offline harm which may be related to the contents on the platform. Facebook remove content are of violence or disagreement to avoid violence on the site among their users. On the platform, individuals or organizations that proclaim violence, are blocked or banned from using the platform. Facebook blocks the following;
- Terrorist activity
- Organized Hate
- Mass or Serial murder
- Human Trafficking
- Organized violence or criminal activity
Promoting crime is prohibited on the site or those people or organizations trying to coordinate harm to others on the site.
Safety on Facebook
In this section of Standard’s, Facebook has made it clear that he will remove, work with the enforcement agencies or disable accounts when they sense a risk of harm or threats to the safety of the public, which also includes Self Injury or Suicide posts. Here are the contents Facebook ban according to their safety section:
- Sexual exploitation of children, which could include nudes of the children even when it is posted with good intention.
- Photos of sexual violence.
- Bullying of other users on the platform, such as degrading them.
- Harassment to other users.
- Personal and private information of an individual that causes personal financial or physical harm.
This section includes most of the topics in other categories. Here is what is banned in this section:
- Hate Speech: Facebook does not allow hate because it creates an environment full of intimidation. And may also promote life violence.
- Violence and Graphic Content: contents that are glorifying violence or that celebrate the suffering of others.
- Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity: the graphic display of sexual activities or nudity is restricted because most people in the Facebook community may be very sensitive to such content.
- Sexual Solicitation.
- Cruel and Insensitive: people tend to be freer in sharing their content if they do not feel vulnerable because of what people say to them or about them.
Integrity and Authenticity
Here Facebook talks about the contents that are not allowed or fall outside the other categories. They are:
- Spam: Facebook works hard to prevent or limit the spreading of commercial spam to avoid fraud, security breaches, and fake advertising.
- Misrepresentation: users need to be real by using the name they go by in their daily lives. In this section, the policy is intended to create a safe and free environment where people can trust one another.
- False News: false news is not allowed and it is taken seriously.
- Memorialization: when a Facebook user is passed away, the friends or family can request to memorialize the profile of the deceased person.
Respecting Intellectual Property
In this section, Facebook does not allow anyone to post content that is owned by another user. That is to say, you own all the contents you post.
Content Related Requests
In this section, Facebook complies with the following:
- User requests for the termination or removal of their own account.
- Request for the removal of a passed away friend or family’s account.
- Removal of an incapacitated user’s account.
- Removal of underage accounts from the platform.
- Government for requesting the removal of child abuse photos.
Here are the Facebook Community Standards that are guiding the platform. You can learn from their page.