Finally, over the week, Facebook revealed their rules. The social network has announced its ‘Community Standards’, which sets out six forbidden activities.
In a blog post, Facebook said that the severity of the post will determine the consequence of the breach. This can go as far as a ban.
‘For instance, we may warn someone for a first breach, but if they continue to breach our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on Facebook or disable their profile.
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We may also notify law enforcement when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety.’ the firm wrote.
Here’s a list of the things you shouldn’t be posting:
- Posting any violent threats or content showing violence, selling weapons or posts that incite violence
- No bullying, harassment or misuse of someone’s photos. Sexual exploitation of adults or children is also forbidden.
- Hate speech, graphic violence, nudity or ‘cruel and insensitive’ posts will be punished.
- No spamming, impersonating other people or spreading fake news.
- ‘Respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks and other legal rights’ by not uploading copyrighted material.
- You’ll be banned if the government files a ‘requests for removal of child abuse imagery depicting, for example, beating by an adult or strangling or suffocating by an adult’.
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