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Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. "Terrorists deserve to be killed"), and we deem those non-credible, absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence. This includes content where a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament or method to represent violence.
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament or method that represents violence.
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence.
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence.

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target

Content that depicts abductions or kidnappings if it is clear the content is not being shared by a victim or their family as a plea for help, or shared for informational, condemnation or awareness raising purposes

Threats of high-severity violence using digitally-produced or altered imagery to target living people with armaments, methods of violence or dismemberment

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) toward private individuals, unnamed specified persons, minor public figures, high-risk persons or high-risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence, or
  • Statements advocating violence, or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target, or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence, or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high-risk persons or high-risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence, or
    • Calls for action of violence, or
    • Statements advocating for violence, or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognisable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there is evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction.
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by a Page or with a news logo).

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example, part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, conditional or aspirational statements, or advocating for violence due to voting, voter registration or the administration or outcome of an election

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places or locations used to count votes or administer an election (or encouraging others to do the same).

For the following Community Standards, we require additional information and/or context to enforce:

Do not post:

  • Content that puts LGBTQI+ people at risk by revealing their sexual identity against their will or without permission.
  • Content that puts unveiled women at risk by revealing their images without veil against their will or without permission.
  • Violent threats against law enforcement officers.
  • Violent threats against people accused of a crime. We remove this content when we have reason to believe that the content is intended to cause physical harm.
  • Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.
    • Additionally, we have specific rules and guidance regarding content related to COVID-19 and vaccines. To see these specific rules please click here.
  • Coded statements where the method of violence or harm is not clearly articulated, but the threat is veiled or implicit. Facebook looks at the below signals to determine whether there is a threat of harm in the content.
    • Shared in a retaliatory context (e.g., expressions of desire to do something harmful to others in response to a grievance or threat that may be real, perceived or anticipated)
    • References to historical or fictional incidents of violence (e.g., content that threatens others by referring to known historical incidents of violence that have been executed throughout history or in fictional settings)
    • Acts as a threatening call-to-action (e.g. content inviting or encouraging others to carry out harmful acts or to join in carrying out the harmful acts)
    • Indicates knowledge of or shares sensitive information that could expose others to harm (e.g. content that either makes note of or implies awareness of personal information that might make a threat of physical violence more credible. This includes implying knowledge of a person's residential address, their place of employment or education, daily commute routes or current location)
    • Local context or subject matter expertise confirms that the statement in question could be threatening and/or could lead to imminent violence or physical harm.
    • The subject of the threat reports the content to us.
  • Threats against election officials
  • Implicit statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election (or encouraging others to do the same). We may also restrict calls to bring armaments to certain locations where there are temporarily signals of a heightened risk of violence or offline harm. This may be the case, for example, when there is a known protest and counter-protest planned or violence broke out at a protest in the same city within the last 7 days

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. "Terrorists deserve to be killed"), and we deem those non-credible, absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence. This includes content where a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament or method to represent violence
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament or method that represents violence
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Content that depicts abductions or kidnappings if it is clear the content is not being shared by a victim or their family as a plea for help, or shared for informational, condemnation or awareness raising purposes

Threats of high-severity violence using digitally produced or altered imagery to target living people with armaments, methods of violence or dismemberment.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, unnamed specified persons, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognisable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, conditional or aspirational statements, or advocating for violence due to voting, voter registration or the administration or outcome of an election

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election ( or encouraging others to do the same).

For the following Community Standards, we require additional information and/or context to enforce:

Do not post:

  • Content that puts LGBTQI+ people at risk by revealing their sexual identity against their will or without permission
  • Content that puts unveiled women at risk by revealing their images without veil against their will or without permission
  • Violent threats against law enforcement officers
  • Violent threats against people accused of a crime. We remove this content when we have reason to believe that the content is intended to cause physical harm
  • Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm
    • Additionally, we have specific rules and guidance regarding content related to COVID-19 and vaccines. To see these specific rules please click here.
  • Coded statements where the method of violence or harm is not clearly articulated, but the threat is veiled or implicit. Facebook looks at the below signals to determine whether there is a threat of harm in the content.
    • Shared in a retaliatory context (e.g., expressions of desire to do something harmful to others in response to a grievance or threat that may be real, perceived or anticipated)
    • References to historical or fictional incidents of violence (e.g., content that threatens others by referring to known historical incidents of violence that have been executed throughout history or in fictional settings)
    • Acts as a threatening call to action (e.g., content inviting or encouraging others to carry out harmful acts or to join in carrying out the harmful acts)
    • Indicates knowledge of or shares sensitive information that could expose others to harm (e.g., content that either makes note of or implies awareness of personal information that might make a threat of physical violence more credible. This includes implying knowledge of a person's residential address, their place of employment or education, daily commute routes, or current location)
    • Local context or subject matter expertise confirms that the statement in question could be threatening, and/or could lead to imminent violence or physical harm.
    • The subject of the threat reports the content to us.
  • Threats against election officials
  • Implicit statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election (or encouraging others to do the same). We may also restrict calls to bring armaments to certain locations where there are temporarily signals of a heightened risk of violence or offline harm. This may be the case, for example, when there’s a known protest and counter-protest planned or violence broke out at a protest in the same city within the last 7 days

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. "Terrorists deserve to be killed"), and we deem those non-credible, absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence. This includes content where a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament or method to represent violence
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament or method that represents violence
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Content that depicts abductions or kidnappings if it is clear the content is not being shared by a victim or their family as a plea for help, or shared for informational, condemnation or awareness raising purposes

Threats of high-severity violence using digitally produced or altered imagery to target living people with armaments, methods of violence or dismemberment.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, unnamed specified persons, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognisable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, conditional or aspirational statements, or advocating for violence due to voting, voter registration or the administration or outcome of an election

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election ( or encouraging others to do the same).

For the following Community Standards, we require additional information and/or context to enforce:

Do not post:

  • Content that puts LGBTQI+ people at risk by revealing their sexual identity against their will or without permission
  • Content that puts unveiled women at risk by revealing their images without veil against their will or without permission
  • Violent threats against law enforcement officers
  • Violent threats against people accused of a crime. We remove this content when we have reason to believe that the content is intended to cause physical harm
  • Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm
    • Additionally, we have specific rules and guidance regarding content related to COVID-19 and vaccines. To see these specific rules please click here.
  • Coded statements where the method of violence or harm is not clearly articulated, but the threat is veiled or implicit
  • Threats against election officials
  • Implicit statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election (or encouraging others to do the same). We may also restrict calls to bring armaments to certain locations where there are temporarily signals of a heightened risk of violence or offline harm. This may be the case, for example, when there’s a known protest and counter-protest planned or violence broke out at a protest in the same city within the last 7 days

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. "Terrorists deserve to be killed"), and we deem those non-credible, absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence ; or. This includes content where a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament or method to represent violence
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to or method thatrepresents violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Content that depicts abductions or kidnappings if it is clear the content is not being shared by a victim or their family as a plea for help, or shared for informational, condemnation or awareness raising purposes

Threats of high-severity violence using digitally produced or altered imagery to target living people with armaments, methods of violence or dismemberment.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, unnamed specified persons, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Content that exposes the identity or locations affiliated with any individual who is alleged to be a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group, share familial and/or romantic relationships with a member of an at-risk group or have performed professional activities in support of an at-risk group (except for political figures).

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognisable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives : U, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, conditional or aspirational statements, or advocating for violence due to voting, voter registration, or the administration ofor outcome of an election

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election ( or encouraging others to do the same).

For the following Community Standards, we require additional information and/or context to enforce:

Do not post:

  • Content that puts LGBTQI+ people at risk by revealing their sexual identity against their will or without permission
  • Content that puts unveiled women at risk by revealing their images without veil against their will or without permission
  • Violent threats against law enforcement officers
  • Violent threats against people accused of a crime. We remove this content when we have reason to believe that the content is intended to cause physical harm
  • Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm
  • Coded statements where the method of violence or harm is not clearly articulated, but the threat is veiled or implicit
  • Threats against election officials
  • Implicit statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election (or encouraging others to do the same). We may also restrict calls to bring armaments to certain locations where there are temporary signals of a heightened risk of violence or offline harm.
  • Implicit statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election (or encouraging others to do the same). We may also restrict calls to bring armaments to certain locations where there are temporarily signals of a heightened risk of violence or offline harm. This may be the case, for example, when there’s a known protest and counter-protest planned or violence broke out at a protest in the same city within the last 7 days

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. "Terrorists deserve to be killed"), and we deem those non-credible, absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, unnamed specified persons, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Content that exposes the identity or locations affiliated with any individual who is alleged to be a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group, share familial and/or romantic relationships with a member of an at-risk group or have performed professional activities in support of an at-risk group (except for political figures).

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, conditional or aspirational statements, or advocating for violence due to voting, voter registration, or the administration of outcome of an election

Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election ( or encouraging others to do the same).

For the following content, we may require more information and/or context in order to enforce

  • Threats against election officials

For the following Community Standards, we require additional information and/or context to enforce:

Do not post:

  • Content that puts LGBTQI+ people at risk by revealing their sexual identity against their will or without permission
  • Content that puts unveiled women at risk by revealing their images without veil against their will or without permission
  • Violent threats against law enforcement officers
  • Violent threats against people accused of a crime. We remove this content when we have reason to believe that the content is intended to cause physical harm
  • Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm
  • Coded statements where the method of violence or harm is not clearly articulated, but the threat is veiled or implicit
  • Threats against election officials
  • Implicit statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election (or encouraging others to do the same). We may also restrict calls to bring armaments to certain locations where there are temporary signals of a heightened risk of violence or offline harm.

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. "Terrorists deserve to be killed"), and we deem those non-credible, absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, unnamed specified persons, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Content that exposes the identity or locations affiliated with any individual who is alleged to be a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group, share familial and/or romantic relationships with a member of an at-risk group or have performed professional activities in support of an at-risk group (except for political figures).

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action,conditional or aspirational statements, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the administration of outcome of an election

Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities or polling places , or locations used to count votes or administer an election( or encouraging others to do the same).

For the following content, we may require more information and/or context in order to enforce

  • Threats against election officials
These policy updates reflect the additional steps we're taking to help secure the integrity of the election by encouraging voting, connecting people to authoritative information, and reducing the chances of post-election unrest. Read more about these changes here.

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s)targeting people or places where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, unnamed specified persons, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk groupContent that exposes the identity or locations affiliated with any individual who is alleged to be a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group, share familial and/or romantic relationships with a member of an at-risk group or have performed professional activities in support of an at-risk group (except for political figures).

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election

Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship,educational facilities or polling places ( or encouraging others to do the same).

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election

Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute contributes to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship,educational facilities or polling places ( or encouraging others to do the same).

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election

Misinformation that contributes to the risk ofimminent violence or physical harm.

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship,educational facilities or polling places ( or encouraging others to do the same.)¹

¹ We have updated our policies to prohibit calls to action or statements of intent to bring weapons to polling places and educational facilities.

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm.

Calls to action, Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring armamentsweapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship,educational facilities or polling places ( or encouraging others to do the same.)¹

¹ We have updated our policies to prohibit calls to action or statements of intent to bring weapons to polling places and educational facilities.

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and vulnerabilitythe risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerablehigh risk persons, or vulnerablehigh risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerablehigh risk persons, or vulnerablehigh risk groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election.

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm.

Calls to action, statements of intent to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, or encouraging others to do the same.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerable persons, or vulnerable groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerable persons, or vulnerable groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election.

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm.

Calls to action, statements of intent to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, or encouraging others to do the same.

The language we previously used to describe our policies against violence and incitement was imprecise. We have since replaced it to more clearly explain the policy and underlying rationale.

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and vulnerability.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.) including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.); or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.)

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerable persons, or vulnerable groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.); or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence (unless the target is a member of a dangerous organization, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.) including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence (unless the target is a member of a dangerous organization, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.); or
  • Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerable persons, or vulnerable groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence (unless the target is a member of a dangerous organization, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.)

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election.

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm.

Calls to action, statements of intent to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, or encouraging others to do the same.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.)
  • Including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.); or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.)

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerable persons, or vulnerable groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.); or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence (unless the target is a member of a dangerous organization, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.) including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target;; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence (unless the target is an adult public figure convicted or accused of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.); or
  • Other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerable persons, or vulnerable groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence (unless the target is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.)

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election.

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm

Calls to action, statements of intent to bring armaments to a vulnerable location, or encouraging others to do the same

Section 1: Violence and Incitement (New):

This change reflects our effort to enhance protections against violent speech. Over the past year, our conversations with external experts, academics and others has demonstrated that violent statements, regardless of credibility, have a negative effect on people. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we will remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence.

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and vulnerability.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy)
  • Including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy); or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy)

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerable persons, or vulnerable groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence (unless the target is an adult public figure convicted or accused of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization); or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence (unless the target is a member of a dangerous organization) including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence (unless the target is an adult public figure convicted or accused of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization); or
  • Other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, vulnerable persons, or vulnerable groups and any credible:
    • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
    • Calls for action of violence; or
    • Statements advocating for violence; or
    • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence (unless the target is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization)

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that shows or simulates the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election.

Formerly Section 1: Credible Violence

In May 2019, we rewrote our policy on credible violence to enhance protections against violent speech. The updated policy has been renamed "Violence and Incitement." For informational purposes, we've maintained the text of the credible violence policy as it read before the rewrite, but please note that these sections have been superseded.

Policy Rationale

We aim to prevent potential real-world harm that may be related to content on Facebook. We understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in facetious and non-serious ways. That's why we try to consider the language, context and details in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a targeted person's public visibility and vulnerability. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.

Do not post:

The following threats:

  • Credible statements of intent to commit violence against any person, groups of people, or place (city or smaller). We assess credibility based upon the information available to us and generally consider statements credible if the following are present:
    • A target (person, group of people, or place) and
      • Bounty/demand for payment, or
      • Mention or image of specific weapon, or
      • Sales offer or ask to purchase weapon, or
      • Spelled-out address or named building, or
    • A target and two or more of the following details (can be two of the same detail):
      • Location
      • Timing
      • Method
  • Any statement of intent to commit violence against a vulnerable person (identified by name, title, image, or other reference) or vulnerable group, including (but not limited to) heads-of-state, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists

Calls for violence or statements advocating violence against the following targets (identified by name, title, image, or other reference)

  • Any vulnerable person or group including (but not limited to) heads of state, national elected officials, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists
  • Public individuals, if credible as defined above
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible
  • Where no target is specified but a symbol representing the target or a visual of weapons is included

Aspirational and conditional statements of violence against

  • Any vulnerable groups
  • Public individuals, if credible (unless the individual is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization)
  • Vulnerable person(s), if credible
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if the goal is to injure or kill people as may be evident from:

  • As evident from language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • As evident from imagery that shows or simulates the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for an alternative purpose (for example, shared as part of recreational self-defense activities, training by a country’s military, commercial video games, or news coverage)

Instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example, clear scientific/educational purpose use or fireworks)

Exposure of vulnerable individuals' identities without their permission

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, representation, support or advocationadvocating1 for violence due to voting, voter registration, or2 the outcome of an election

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm3

1Updated May 2018.

2Updated October 2018 with the following annotation: "For more information on this specific update to our policy, please visit the blog post we put out on expanding our voter suppression policies: Expanding Our Policies on Voter Suppression"

3Updated July 2018.

Do not post:

The following threats:

  • Credible statements of intent to commit violence against any person, groups of people, or place (city or smaller). We assess credibility based upon the information available to us and generally consider statements credible if the following are present:
    • A target (person, group of people, or place) and
      • Bounty/demand for payment, or
      • Mention or image of specific weapon, or
      • Sales offer or ask to purchase weapon, or
      • Spelled-out address or named building, or
    • A target and two or more of the following details (can be two of the same detail):
      • Location
      • Timing
      • Method
  • Any statement of intent to commit violence against a vulnerable person (identified by name, title, image, or other reference) or vulnerable group, including (but not limited to) heads-of-state, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists

Calls for violence or statements advocating violence against the following targets (identified by name, title, image, or other reference)

  • Any vulnerable person or group including (but not limited to) heads of state, national elected officials, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists
  • Public individuals, if credible as defined above
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible
  • Where no target is specified but a symbol representing the target or a visual of weapons is included

Aspirational and conditional statements of violence against

  • Any vulnerable groups
  • Public individuals, if credible (unless the individual is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization)
  • Vulnerable person(s), if credible
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if the goal is to injure or kill people as may be evident from:

  • As evident from language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • As evident from imagery that shows or simulates the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for an alternative purpose (for example, shared as part of recreational self-defense activities, training by a country’s military, commercial video games, or news coverage)

Instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example, clear scientific/educational purpose use or fireworks)

Exposure of vulnerable individuals' identities without their permission

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocationadvocating for violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm

Do not post:

The following threats:

  • Credible statements of intent to commit violence against any person, groups of people, or place (city or smaller). We assess credibility based upon the information available to us and generally consider statements credible if the following are present:
    • A target (person, group of people, or place) and
      • Bounty/demand for payment, or
      • Mention or image of specific weapon, or
      • Sales offer or ask to purchase weapon, or
      • Spelled-out address or named building, or
    • A target and two or more of the following details (can be two of the same detail):
      • Location
      • Timing
      • Method
  • Any statement of intent to commit violence against a vulnerable person (identified by name, title, image, or other reference) or vulnerable group, including (but not limited to) heads-of-state, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists

Calls for violence or statements advocating violence against the following targets (identified by name, title, image, or other reference)

  • Any vulnerable person or group including (but not limited to) heads of state, national elected officials, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists
  • Public individuals, if credible as defined above
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible
  • Where no target is specified but a symbol representing the target or a visual of weapons is included

Aspirational and conditional statements of violence against

  • Any vulnerable groups
  • Public individuals, if credible (unless the individual is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization)
  • Vulnerable person(s), if credible
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if the goal is to injure or kill people as may be evident from:

  • As evident from language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • As evident from imagery that shows or simulates the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for an alternative purpose (for example, shared as part of recreational self-defense activities, training by a country’s military, commercial video games, or news coverage)

Instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example, clear scientific/educational purpose use or fireworks)

Exposure of vulnerable individuals' identities without their permission

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocation for violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm

For more information on this specific update to our policy, please visit the blog post we put out on expanding our voter suppression policies: Expanding Our Policies on Voter Suppression

Do not post:

The following threats:

  • Credible statements of intent to commit violence against any person, groups of people, or place (city or smaller). We assess credibility based upon the information available to us and generally consider statements credible if the following are present:
    • A target (person, group of people, or place) and
      • Bounty/demand for payment, or
      • Mention or image of specific weapon, or
      • Sales offer or ask to purchase weapon, or
      • Spelled-out address or named building, or
    • A target and two or more of the following details (can be two of the same detail):
      • Location
      • Timing
      • Method
  • Any statement of intent to commit violence against a vulnerable person (identified by name, title, image, or other reference) or vulnerable group, including (but not limited to) heads-of-state, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists

Calls for violence or statements advocating violence against the following targets (identified by name, title, image, or other reference)

  • Any vulnerable person or group including (but not limited to) heads of state, national elected officials, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists
  • Public individuals, if credible as defined above
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible
  • Where no target is specified but a symbol representing the target or a visual of weapons is included

Aspirational and conditional statements of violence against

  • Any vulnerable groups
  • Public individuals, if credible (unless the individual is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization)
  • Vulnerable person(s), if credible
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if the goal is to injure or kill people as may be evident from:

  • As evident from language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • As evident from imagery that shows or simulates the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for an alternative purpose (for example, shared as part of recreational self-defense activities, training by a country’s military, commercial video games, or news coverage)

Instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example, clear scientific/educational purpose use or fireworks)

Exposure of vulnerable individuals' identities without their permission

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, representation, support or advocation for violence due to the outcome of an election

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm.

Do not post:

The following threats:

  • Credible statements of intent to commit violence against any person, groups of people, or place (city or smaller). We assess credibility based upon the information available to us and generally consider statements credible if the following are present:
    • A target (person, group of people, or place) and
      • Bounty/demand for payment, or
      • Mention or image of specific weapon, or
      • Sales offer or ask to purchase weapon, or
      • Spelled-out address or named building, or
    • A target and two or more of the following details (can be two of the same detail):
      • Location
      • Timing
      • Method
  • Any statement of intent to commit violence against a vulnerable person (identified by name, title, image, or other reference) or vulnerable group, including (but not limited to) heads-of-state, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists

Calls for violence or statements advocating violence against the following targets (identified by name, title, image, or other reference)

  • Any vulnerable person or group including (but not limited to) heads of state, national elected officials, witnesses and confidential informants, activists, and journalists
  • Public individuals, if credible as defined above
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible
  • Where no target is specified but a symbol representing the target or a visual of weapons is included

Aspirational and conditional statements of violence against

  • Any vulnerable groups
  • Public individuals, if credible (unless the individual is convicted of certain crimes or is a member of a dangerous organization)
  • Vulnerable person(s), if credible
  • Groups of people or unnamed specific person(s), if credible
  • Places, if credible

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if the goal is to injure or kill people as may be evident from:

  • As evident from language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • As evident from imagery that shows or simulates the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless there is clear context that the content is for an alternative purpose (for example, shared as part of recreational self-defense activities, training by a country’s military, commercial video games, or news coverage)

Instructions on how to make or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example, clear scientific/educational purpose use or fireworks)

Exposure of vulnerable individuals' identities without their permission

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, representation, support or advocation for violence due to the outcome of an election

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.

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.