Facebook takes a three-part approach to content enforcement on the Facebook app and Instagram: remove, reduce and inform.

Remove

The Facebook Community Standards outline what is and isn't allowed on the Facebook app. The Instagram Community Guidelines outline what is and isn’t allowed on Instagram. We remove content that goes against our policies as soon as we become aware of it.

Reduce

Some problematic content can create a negative experience for people on Facebook and Instagram. We'll often reduce the distribution of this content, even when it doesn’t quite meet the standard for removal under our policies.

Inform

When content is potentially sensitive or misleading, we sometimes add a warning or share additional information from independent fact-checkers.