Oversight Board Selects a Case Regarding a Post Requesting Advice on Pharmaceutical Drugs


NOV 2, 2021

Today, the Oversight Board selected a case appealed by a Facebook user regarding a post made in a private group for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The user sought advice on how to discuss their medical condition with a doctor and included reference to the drugs Adderall and Xanax.

Upon initial review, Meta took down this content for violating our policy on Regulated Goods, as laid out in the Facebook Community Standards. However, upon further review, we determined we removed this content in error and reinstated it.

We will implement the board’s decision once it has finished deliberating, and we will update this post accordingly. Please see the board’s website for the decision when they issue it.