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Policy Rationale

To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on Facebook. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale off of our services as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to firearm regulation. Regulated goods that are not prohibited by our Community Standards may be subject to our more stringent Commerce Policies.

Do not post:

Firearms

Content that:

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements between private individuals, unless posted by a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department).
  • Provides access to 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing instructions for firearms or firearms parts even when posted by brick and mortar stores, brands and legitimate websites.

Non-medical drugs

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit non-medical drugs.
  • Admits to buying or trading non-medical drugs by the poster of the content by themselves or through others.
  • Admits to personal use without acknowledgment of or reference to recovery, treatment, or other assistance to combat usage.
  • Speaks positively, encourages, coordinates or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs.

Marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs.

Alcohol/tobacco

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift alcohol or tobacco products and is not posted by a Page, Group, or Instagram profile representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand.

Endangered species (wildlife and plants):

Content that:

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit endangered species or their parts.
  • Admits to poaching, buying or trading of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content either by themselves or through others.
  • Depicts poaching of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content by themselves or through others.
  • Speaks positively, coordinates or encourages the poaching of endangered species and their parts.
  • Provides instructions to use or make products from endangered species and their parts.

Live non-endangered animals excluding livestock

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell or trade live non-endangered animals between private individuals.

Human blood

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell or trade human blood.
  • Content that solicits human blood unless for a donation or gift.

Weight loss products

  • Content about weight loss that contains a miracle claim and attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift weight loss products or supplements.

Historical artifacts

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate gift or solicit historical artifacts.

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults 21 years of age and older:

Firearms

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand, or government agency which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements.

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults 18 years of age and older:

Alcohol/tobacco

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services.

Bladed weapons

  • Content which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift bladed weapons.

Weight loss products

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift weight loss products.
  • Admits to or depicts using a weight loss product, unless in condemnation.
  • Speaks positively, coordinates or encourages the use of weight loss products.
  • Provides instructions to use or make weight loss products.

Potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures

Content that:

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure.
  • Admits to or depicts using a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure, unless in condemnation.
  • Speaks positively, coordinates, or encourages the use of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure.
  • Provides instructions to use or perform a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure.

Policy Rationale

To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on Facebook. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale off of our services as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to firearm regulation. Regulated goods that are not prohibited by our Community Standards may be subject to our more stringent Commerce Policies.

Do not post:

Firearms

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements between private individuals, unless posted by a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department)
  • Provides access to 3D printing or computer aided manufacturing instructions for firearms or firearms parts even when posted by brick and mortar stores, brands and legitimate websites.

Non-medical drugs:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit non-medical drugs
  • Admits to buying or trading non-medical drugs by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Admits to personal use without acknowledgment of or reference to recovery, treatment, or other assistance to combat usage
  • Speaks positively, encourages, coordinates or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs

Marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift alcohol or tobacco products and is not posted by a Page, Group, or Instagram Profile representing a real brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand

Endangered species:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit endangered species or their parts
  • Admits to poaching, buying or trading of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content either by themselves or through others
  • Depicts poaching of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Speaks positively, coordinates or encourages the poaching of endangered species and their parts
  • Provides instructions to use or make products from endangered species and their parts

Live non-endangered animals excluding livestock:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell or trade live non-endangered animals between private individuals.

Human blood:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade human blood
  • Content that solicits human blood unless for a donation or a gift

Weight loss products:

  • Content about weight loss that contains a miracle claim and attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, or gift weight loss products or supplements

Historical artifacts:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit historical artifacts

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Firearms

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand, or government agency which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements.

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services

Bladed weapons:

  • Content which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift bladed weapons.

Weight loss products:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift weight loss products
  • Admits to or depicts using a weight loss product, unless in condemnation
  • Speaks positively, coordinates, or encourages the use of weight loss products
  • Provides instructions to use or make weight loss products

Potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure
  • Admits to or depicts using a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure, unless in condemnation
  • Speaks positively, coordinates, or encourages the use of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure
  • Provides instructions to use or perform a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure

Policy Rationale

To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on Facebook. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale off of our services as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to firearm regulation. Regulated goods that are not prohibited by our Community Standards may be subject to our more stringent Commerce Policies.

Do not post:

Firearms

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements between private individuals, unless posted by a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department)
  • Provides access to 3D printing or computer aided manufacturing instructions for firearms or firearms parts even when posted by brick and mortar stores, brands and legitimate websites.

Non-medical drugs:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit non-medical drugs
  • Admits to buying or trading non-medical drugs by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Admits to personal use without acknowledgment of or reference to recovery, treatment, or other assistance to combat usage
  • Promotes,Speaks positively, encourages, coordinates or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs

Marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift alcohol or tobacco products and is not posted by a Page, Group, or Instagram Profile representing a real brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand

Endangered species:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit endangered species or their parts
  • Admits to poaching, buying or trading of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content either by themselves or through others
  • Depicts poaching of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Speaks positively, of the poachingcoordinates or encourages the poaching of of endangered species and their parts
  • Promotes, encourages, or coordinates the poaching ofProvides instructions to use or make products fromendangered species and their parts

Live non-endangered animals:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell or trade live non-endangered animals between private individuals.

Human blood:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade human blood
  • Content that solicits human blood unless for a donation or a gift

Weight loss products:

  • Content about weight loss that contains a miracle claim and attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, or gift weight loss products or supplements

Historical artifacts:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit historical artifacts

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Firearms

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand, or government agency which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements.

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services

Bladed weapons:

  • Content which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift bladed weapons.

Weight loss products:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift weight loss products
  • Admits to or depicts using a weight loss product, unless in condemnation
  • PromotesSpeaks positively, coordinates, or encourages the use of weight loss products
  • Provides instructions to use or make weight loss products

Potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure
  • Admits to or depicts using a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure, unless in condemnation
  • PromotesSpeaks positively, coordinates, or encourages the use of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure
  • Provides instructions to use or perform a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure

Do not post:

Firearms

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements between private individuals, unless posted by a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department)
  • Provides access to 3D printing or computer aided manufacturing instructions for firearms or firearms parts even when posted by brick and mortar stores, brands and legitimate websites.

Non-medical drugs:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit non-medical drugs
  • Admits to buying or trading non-medical drugs by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Admits to personal use without acknowledgment of or reference to recovery, treatment, or other assistance to combat usage
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs

Marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift alcohol or tobacco products and is not posted by a Page, Group, or Instagram Profile representing a real brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand

Endangered species:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit endangered species or their parts
  • Admits to poaching, buying or trading of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content either by themselves or through others
  • Depicts poaching of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Speaks positively of the poaching of endangered species and their parts
  • Promotes, encourages, or coordinates the poaching of endangered species and their parts

Live non-endangered animals:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell or trade live non-endangered animals between private individuals.

Human blood:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade human blood
  • Content that solicits human blood unless for a donation or a gift

Weight lossDiet products:

  • Content about weight loss that contains a miracle claim with a commercial offerand attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, or gift weight loss products or supplements

Historical artifacts:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit historical artifacts

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Firearms

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand, or government agency which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements.

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services

Bladed weapons:

  • Content which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift bladed weapons.

Weight loss products:

Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products

  • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price, or
    • Gives away the product for free

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift weight loss products
  • Admits to or depicts using a weight loss product, unless in condemnation
  • Promotes or encourages the use of weight loss products
  • Provides instructions to use or make weight loss products

Potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures:

Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure:

  • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or
    • Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or
    • Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or
    • Lists the price of the procedure, or
    • Gives away the procedure for free

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure
  • Admits to or depicts using a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure, unless in condemnation
  • Promotes or encourages the use of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure
  • Provides instructions to use or perform a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure

Do not post:

Firearms

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements between private individuals, unless posted by a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department)
  • Provides access to 3D printing or computer aided manufacturing instructions for firearms or firearms parts even when posted by brick and mortar stores, brands and legitimate websites.

Non-medical drugs:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit non-medical drugs
  • Admits to buying or trading non-medical drugs by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Admits to personal use without acknowledgment of or reference to recovery, treatment, or other assistance to combat usage
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs

Marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals, and is not posted by a Page, Group, or Instagram Profile representing a real brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand

Endangered species:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit endangered species or their parts
  • Admits to poaching, buying or trading of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content either by themselves or through others
  • Depicts poaching of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Speaks positively of the poaching of endangered species and their parts
  • Promotes, encourages, or coordinates the poaching of endangered species and their parts

Live non-endangered animals:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell or trade live non-endangered animals between private individuals.

Human blood:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade human blood
  • Content that solicits human blood unless for a donation or a gift

Diet products:

  • Content about weight loss that contains a miracle claim with a commercial offer

Historical artifacts:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit historical artifacts

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Firearms

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand, or government agency which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements.

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services

Bladed weapons:

  • Content which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift bladed weapons.

Weight loss products:

Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products

  • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price, or
    • Gives away the product for free

Potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures:

Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure:

  • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or
    • Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or
    • Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or
    • Lists the price of the procedure, or
    • Gives away the procedure for free

These policies are not new; we’ve long had policies against regulated goods (the details of which are struck through, below). This month, we rewrote the Regulated Goods section of our Community Standards so that the language is simpler and the prohibitions are easier to follow.

Do not post:

Firearms

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift or solicit firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements between private individuals, unless posted by a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department)
  • Provides access to 3D printing or computer aided manufacturing instructions for firearms or firearms parts even when posted by brick and mortar stores, brands and legitimate websites.

Non-medical drugs:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit non-medical drugs
  • Admits to buying or trading non-medical drugs by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Admits to personal use without acknowledgment of or reference to recovery, treatment, or other assistance to combat usage
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs

Marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals, and is not posted by a Page, Group, or Instagram Profile representing a real brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand

Endangered species:

Content that

  • Attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or solicit endangered species or their parts
  • Admits to poaching, buying or trading of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content either by themselves or through others
  • Depicts poaching of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content by themselves or through others
  • Speaks positively of the poaching of endangered species and their parts
  • Promotes, encourages, or coordinates the poaching of endangered species and their parts

Live non-endangered animals:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell or trade live non-endangered animals between private individuals.

Human blood:

  • Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade human blood
  • Content that solicits human blood unless for a donation or a gift

Diet products:

  • Content about weight loss that contains a miracle claim with a commercial offer

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Firearms

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand, or government agency which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements.

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Alcohol / Tobacco:

  • Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services

Bladed weapons:

  • Content which attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate or gift bladed weapons.

Weight loss products:

Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products

  • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price, or
    • Gives away the product for free

Potentially dangerous cosmetic procedures:

Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure:

  • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or
    • Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or
    • Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or
    • Lists the price of the procedure, or
    • Gives away the procedure for free

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3D gun printing files of any firearm or its parts*, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade
  • *3D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching, selling, buying or trade/trading of endangered species and their parts

Content that depicts poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts committed by you or your associates

Content about endangered species:

  • Promoting or speaking positively of the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts.
  • Depicts poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content or their associates.
  • Content that attempts to sell, poach, buy, giveaway endangered species and their parts.

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists price or notes product is free
  • And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

  • Content promoting weight loss products that include a miracle claim with a commercial offer

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and
  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or
  • Asks the audience to buy, or
  • Lists the price, or
  • Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or
  • Encourages contact about the product either by:
    • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
    • Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price or notes product is free or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by:
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
      • Including any type of contact information

  • Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products
    • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and
      • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists the price, or
      • Gives away the product for free

  • Promotes the use or depicts the sale of certain cosmetic procedures such as those involving body enhancement:
    • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and
      • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or
      • Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or
      • Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or
      • Lists the price of the procedure, or
      • Gives away the procedure for free

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3D gun printing files of any firearm or its parts*, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade
  • * 3D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching, or selling, buying or trade/trading of endangered species and their parts

Content that depicts poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts committed by you or your associates

Content about endangered species:

  • Promoting or speaking positively of the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts.
  • Depicts poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content or their associates.
  • Content that attempts to sell, poach, buy, giveaway endangered species and their parts.

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists price or notes product is free
  • And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

  • Content promoting weight loss products that include a miracle claim with a commercial offer

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and
  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or
  • Asks the audience to buy, or
  • Lists the price, or
  • Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or
  • Encourages contact about the product either by:
    • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
    • Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price or notes product is free or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by:
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
      • Including any type of contact information

  • Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products
    • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and
      • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists the price, or
      • Gives away the product for free

  • Promotes the use or depicts the sale of certain cosmetic procedures such as those involving body enhancement:
    • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and
      • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or
      • Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or
      • Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or
      • Lists the price of the procedure, or
      • Gives away the procedure for free

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3D gun printing files of any firearm or its parts*, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade
  • * 3D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists price or notes product is free
  • And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

  • Content promoting weight loss products that include a miracle claim with a commercial offer

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and
  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or
  • Asks the audience to buy, or
  • Lists the price, or
  • Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or
  • Encourages contact about the product either by:
    • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
    • Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price or notes product is free or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by:
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
      • Including any type of contact information

  • Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products
    • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and
      • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists the price, or
      • Gives away the product for free

  • Promotes the use or depicts the sale of certain cosmetic procedures such as those involving body enhancement:
    • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and
      • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or
      • Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or
      • Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or
      • Lists the price of the procedure, or
      • Gives away the procedure for free

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3D gun printing files of any firearm or its parts*, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade
  • * 3D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists price or notes product is free
      • And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

  • Content promoting weight loss products that include a miracle claim with a commercial offer

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and
  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or
  • Asks the audience to buy, or
  • Lists the price, or
  • Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or
  • Encourages contact about the product either by:
    • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
    • Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price or notes product is free or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by:
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
      • Including any type of contact information

  • Promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products
    • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery or
    • Asking the audience to buy or
    • Listing the price or
    • Giving away the product for free

  • Promotes the use or depicts the sale of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure
    • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure or
    • Explicitly mentioning the procedure is for sale or
    • Asking the audience to purchase the procedure or
    • Listing the price of the procedure or
    • Giving away the procedure for free

  • Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products
    • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and
      • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists the price, or
      • Gives away the product for free

  • Promotes the use or depicts the sale of a potentially dangerous certain cosmetic procedures such as those involving body enhancement:
    • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and
      • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or
      • Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or
      • Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or
      • Lists the price of the procedure, or
      • Gives away the procedure for free

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3D gun printing files of any firearm or its parts*, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade
  • * 3D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists price or notes product is free
      • And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

  • Content promoting weight loss products that include a miracle claim with a commercial offer

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and
  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or
  • Asks the audience to buy, or
  • Lists the price, or
  • Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or
  • Encourages contact about the product either by:
    • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
    • Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price or notes product is free or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by:
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
      • Including any type of contact information

  • Promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products
    • Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery or
    • Asking the audience to buy or
    • Listing the price or
    • Giving away the product for free

  • Promotes the use or depicts the sale of a potentially dangerous cosmetic procedure
    • Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure and
    • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure or
    • Explicitly mentioning the procedure is for sale or
    • Asking the audience to purchase the procedure or
    • Listing the price of the procedure or
    • Giving away the procedure for free

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3D gun printing files of any of the above, and a product unrelated to firearmsof any firearm or its parts*, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade
  • * 3D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, transfer, promote or otherwise provide access to instructions for 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing of firearms or firearm parts, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts 3D gun printing files of any of the above and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioned the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing price or noting product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists price or notes product is free
      • And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and
  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or
  • Asks the audience to buy, or
  • Lists the price, or
  • Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or
  • Encourages contact about the product either by:
    • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
    • Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price or notes product is free or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by:
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
      • Including any type of contact information
* The updates reflected here are not changes to our policy, but are continued attempts to clarify policy language.

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs (other than alcohol or tobacco) that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives, 3D gun printing files of any of the above, and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, transfer, promote or otherwise provide access to instructions for 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing of firearms or firearm parts, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts 3D gun printing files of any of the above and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioned the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing price or noting product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists price or notes product is free
      • And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and
  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or
  • Asks the audience to buy, or
  • Lists the price, or
  • Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or
  • Encourages contact about the product either by:
    • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
    • Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products off of Facebook's services. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asks the audience to buy, or
    • Lists the price or notes product is free or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by:
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
      • Including any type of contact information

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs (other than alcohol or tobacco) that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, 3D gun printing files of any of the above, and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or transfer including any of the following, unless posted by an entity representing a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brandtrade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or deliveryor
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, transfer, promote or otherwise provide access to instructions for 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing of firearms or firearm parts, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts 3D gun printing files or any of the above and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioned the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing price or noting product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as:
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives which includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and
  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or
  • Asks the audience to buy, or
  • Lists the price, or
  • Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or
  • Encourages contact about the product either by:
    • Explicitly asking to be contacted, or
    • Including any type of contact information

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs (other than alcohol or tobacco) that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or transfer including any of the following, unless posted by an entity representing a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, transfer, promote or otherwise provide access to instructions for 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing of firearms or firearm parts.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.¹

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

¹ As we strive to protect the welfare of animals against illicit trades, we cannot always ensure their safety in a peer-to-peer transaction. We will still allow such sales if posted by brick-and-mortar entities, animal rehoming, and adoption agencies and shelters. This is an update to our existing policy, which already prohibits the sale of endangered wildlife and their parts. We will continue working to keep both people and animals safe and also plan on providing new reporting options on Facebook so that people can report content that violates this policy.

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs (other than alcohol or tobacco) that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or transfer including any of the following, unless posted by an entity representing a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, transfer, promote or otherwise provide access to instructions for 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing of firearms or firearm parts.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs (other than alcohol or tobacco) that

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or transfer including any of the following, unless posted by an entity representing a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, transfer, promote or otherwise provide access to instructions for 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing of firearms or firearm parts.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human organs and/or blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human organs and/or blood

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Do not post:

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
  • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals. This includes content that

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives and a product unrelated to firearms, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or transfer including any of the following, unless posted by an entity representing a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

Content that attempts to sell, gift, exchange, transfer, promote or otherwise provide access to instructions for 3D printing or computer-aided manufacturing of firearms or firearm parts.

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives. This includes content that

  • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and
    • Asks the audience to buy the product, or
    • Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or
    • Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

User experiences

See some examples of what enforcement looks like for people on Facebook, such as: what it looks like to report something you don’t think should be on Facebook, to be told you’ve violated our Community Standards and to see a warning screen over certain content.

Note: We’re always improving, so what you see here may be slightly outdated compared to what we currently use.

Data
Prevalence

Percentage of times people saw violating content

Content actioned

Number of pieces of violating content we took action on

Proactive rate

Percentage of violating content we found before people reported it

Appealed content

Number of pieces of content people appealed after we took action on it

Restored content

Number of pieces of content we restored after we originally took action on it

Prevalence

Percentage of times people saw violating content

Content actioned

Number of pieces of violating content we took action on

Proactive rate

Percentage of violating content we found before people reported it

Appealed content

Number of pieces of content people appealed after we took action on it

Restored content

Number of pieces of content we restored after we originally took action on it

Reporting
1
Universal entry point

We have an option to report, whether it’s on a post, a comment, a story, a message or something else.

2
Get started

We help people report things that they don’t think should be on our platform.

3
Select a problem

We ask people to tell us more about what’s wrong. This helps us send the report to the right place.

4
Report submitted

After these steps, we submit the report. We also lay out what people should expect next.

Post-report communication
1
Update via notifications

After we’ve reviewed the report, we’ll send the reporting user a notification.

2
More detail in the Support Inbox

We’ll share more details about our review decision in the Support Inbox. We’ll notify people that this information is there and send them a link to it.

3
Appeal option

If people think we got the decision wrong, they can request another review.

4
Post-appeal communication

We’ll send a final response after we’ve re-reviewed the content, again to the Support Inbox.

Takedown experience
1
Immediate notification

When someone posts something that violates our Community Standards, we’ll tell them.

2
Additional context

We’ll also address common misperceptions around enforcement.

3
Explain the policy

We’ll give people easy to understand explanations about why their content was removed.

4
Ask for input

After we’ve established the context for our decision and explained our policy, we’ll ask people what they'd like to do next, including letting us know if they think we made a mistake.

5
Tell us more

If people disagree with the decision, we’ll ask them to tell us more.

6
Set expectations

Here, we set expectations on what will happen next.

Warning screens
1
Warning screens in context

We cover certain content in News Feed and other surfaces, so people can choose whether to see it.

2
More information

In this example, we give more context on why we’ve covered the photo with more context from independent fact-checkers

Enforcement

We have the same policies around the world, for everyone on Facebook.

Review teams

Our global team of over 15,000 reviewers work every day to keep people on Facebook safe.

Stakeholder engagement

Outside experts, academics, NGOs and policymakers help inform the Facebook Community Standards.