Policies that outline what is and isn't allowed on the Facebook app.
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Other policies that apply to Meta technologies.
How we update our policies, measure results, work with others, and more.
How we help prevent interference, empower people to vote and more.
How we work with independent fact-checkers, and more, to identify and take action on misinformation.
How we assess content for newsworthiness.
How we reduce problematic content in News Feed.
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.
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If your content goes against the Facebook Community Standards or Instagram Community Guidelines, Meta will remove it. We'll also notify you so you can understand why we removed the content and how to avoid posting violating content in the future.
We use a strike system to count violations and hold you accountable for the content you post. Depending on which policy your content goes against, your previous history of violations and the number of strikes you have, your account may also be restricted or disabled.
We’ll let you know when something you posted goes against our Community Standards or Community Guidelines. Usually, this notice appears in your Feed when you log into Facebook or in your feed on Instagram. You can also find it in your Support Inbox on Facebook or Support Requests on Instagram.
We'll do our best to reference which part of our policies you didn't follow, and give a brief description of why we don’t allow the content, so you can avoid having other content removed in the future.
We occasionally make mistakes. If you believe we made a mistake by removing your content, you usually can let us know, and we'll take another look.
When someone posts something that violates our Community Standards, we’ll tell them.
We’ll also address common misperceptions around enforcement.
We’ll give people easy to understand explanations about why their content was removed.
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.
If people disagree with the decision, we’ll ask them to tell us more.
Here, we set expectations on what will happen next.