Policies that outline what is and isn't allowed on the Facebook app.
Policies that outline what is and isn't allowed on the Instagram 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.
How we build AI systems.
Comprehensive access to public data from Facebook and Instagram
Comprehensive and searchable database of all ads currently running across Meta technologies
Additional tools for in-depth research on Meta technologies and programs
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.
We take great care to craft policies that reflect input from a spectrum of different views and beliefs—in particular, those of people and communities that might otherwise be overlooked or excluded.
A meeting called the Policy Forum takes place on a regular basis where we discuss potential changes to our Community Standards, Community Guidelines, and Advertising Standards. At this meeting, subject matter experts from the Content Policy team propose adding new policies or amending existing ones. These potential policy changes are brought to the meeting only after a process of policy development that includes extensive engagement across a range of worldwide stakeholders and a review of external and internal research. These meetings help the team better understand broad perspectives on safety and voice and the impact of our policies on communities globally.
A variety of internal stakeholders also participate in the meetings. This includes team members from Safety and Cybersecurity Policy, Global Operations, Civil Rights and Human Rights, Legal, Communications, as well as counterterrorism specialists, product managers, and public policy leads.
Our policies evolve over time based on feedback from these meetings, input from external stakeholders, as well as changes in social norms, language, and product updates.
Following the Policy Forum meeting, the policy changes are prepared for implementation which takes time and actual launch dates vary. Once the policy is launched, we publish meeting minutes from the Policy Forum and note these changes in our CS, viewable in the Change Log: