How we help prevent interference, empower people to vote and more.
How we work with independent fact-checkers, and more, to identify and take action on misinformation.
How we assess content for newsworthiness.
How we reduce problematic content in News Feed.
Quarterly report on how well we're doing at enforcing our policies on the Facebook app and Instagram.
Report on how well we're helping people protect their intellectual property.
Report on government request for people's data.
Report on when we restrict content that's reported to us as violating local law.
Report on intentional internet restrictions that limit people's ability to access the internet.
Quarterly report on what people see on Facebook, including the content that receives the widest distribution during the quarter.
JUL 29, 2021
The Community Standards Enforcement Report measures how the Facebook company is enforcing the Facebook Community Standards and Instagram Community Guidelines. Published quarterly, the report details our content enforcement from one quarter to another. It also showcases rising trends across various content and policy areas.
A variety of teams at Facebook contribute to the publication of the report each quarter, including Content Policy, Integrity and Global Operations. This report is an important piece of our collective efforts toward transparency for a number of reasons:
It tracks our progress.
It keeps us accountable.
It pushes us to improve more quickly.
It offers people visibility into how we enforce our policies.
It gives people access to the same data we use to measure our progress internally.
The Community Standards Enforcement Report is a type of data transparency reporting that allows people, both inside and outside of Facebook, to review our enforcement decisions and judge our performance. This includes how well our enforcement technology can detect and take action on violating content and the fairness and accuracy of review team decisions.
The report also demonstrates how we continually invest in technology and people to reduce harm and promote safety—all while balancing freedom of expression. Over time, we’ve added more categories and subsets of data that we share with the public, and we’ll continue to do so moving forward.
We use 5 metrics to tell the story of what we're doing to uphold our Community Standards and Community Guidelines. They include:
Estimates the percentage of times people see violating content on the Facebook app and Instagram.
The number of pieces of content (like posts, photos, videos or comments) we take action on for violating our policies.
A percentage of all content or accounts acted on that we found and flagged before people reported them to us.
The number of pieces of content that people appealed after we took action on them for violating our policies.
The number of pieces of content we restored after originally taking action on them.