Policies that outline what is and isn't allowed on the Facebook app.
Policies for ad content and business assets.
Other policies that apply to Meta technologies.
How we update our policies, measure results, work with others, and more.
How we help prevent interference, empower people to vote and more.
How we work with independent fact-checkers, and more, to identify and take action on misinformation.
How we assess content for newsworthiness.
How we reduce problematic content in News Feed.
Quarterly report on how well we're doing at enforcing our policies on the Facebook app and Instagram.
Report on how well we're helping people protect their intellectual property.
Report on government request for people's data.
Report on when we restrict content that's reported to us as violating local law.
Report on intentional internet restrictions that limit people's ability to access the internet.
Quarterly report on what people see on Facebook, including the content that receives the widest distribution during the quarter.
Download current and past regulatory reports for Facebook and Instagram.
JAN 18, 2023
When we created the Content Policy Stakeholder Engagement team, we focused on bringing external perspectives into the development of Facebook’s Community Standards, which outline what is and isn’t allowed on Facebook. Generally speaking, once we become aware of content that violates the Community Standards, we remove it.
Over time, the scope of our policies has expanded, and so has our engagement. We’ve developed additional policies to address content that is problematic but that doesn’t merit removal from our platforms. For example, if content contains sensationalized health claims, consists of spam or clickbait, or has been debunked by third-party fact-checkers, we will reduce its distribution in Feed. We built a strategy to address this type of content, and we published guidelines to govern the ranking and recommender systems that are used to distribute content on the platform. The policies we’ve engaged on include our general approach to Misinformation, our policies on harmful health and vaccine misinformation, Meta’s state media policy, the Recommendation Guidelines, the Content Distribution Guidelines, the policy for News Publishers Connected to Political Entities, and our approach to Borderline Vaccine content.
We have also conducted extensive engagement to develop Meta’s policies on misinformation surrounding Covid-19. For details, please see this academic paper published in the Journal of Online Trust and Safety.