Input from external stakeholders

UPDATED

JUL 29, 2021

Facebook’s Content Policy Stakeholder Engagement team regularly works with external stakeholders who strengthen our policies by bringing global knowledge and feedback into the policy development process.

This team builds relationships with NGOs, academics and other experts, and engages with a broad spectrum of civil society groups around the world, to better understand the impact of our policies.

A few examples of how we’ve been working with stakeholders

1. ENGAGEMENT ON STEREOTYPES

We created a policy on harmful stereotypes. As part of our approach to hate speech and harmful stereotypes, we convened several academic roundtables and connected with external stakeholders who helped us identify the risks associated with stereotypes in their communities.

2. GUIDANCE ON "PUBLIC FIGURES"

We adopted a definition of “public figure” for our bullying and harassment policies by engaging with academics, civil society organizations, free expression experts, human rights defenders, journalists and celebrities.

3. ADULT NUDITY POLICIES

In drafting our policies on adult nudity, we listened to a variety of perspectives, including those of family safety organizations, artists, museum curators, the LGBTQ+ community and natural birth advocates.

4. UNDERSTANDING STATE MEDIA

To inform our policy definition and criteria for state media, we consulted with more than 65 global experts specializing in media, governance and human rights. This input was crucial to helping us understand the different ways and degrees to which governments exert editorial control over certain media entities.

5. RECOMMENDATION GUIDELINES

In developing our Recommendations Guidelines for the Facebook app and Instagram, we consulted with 50 leading experts who specialize in recommender systems, expression, safety and digital rights.