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Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

Content likely to violate our Community Standards
Content that our systems predict likely to violate our Community Standards, but that has not been confirmed to be a violation, includes, but it is not limited to,

Content produced and distributed by fake accounts
Posts with known hate terms
Graphic violence
Adult nudity and sexual activity
Content promoting dangerous organisations and terrorism
If at any point, this content is confirmed to violate the Community Standards, it will then be removed from the platform.

Content borderline to the Community Standards
Some types of content, although they do not violate the letter of our Community Standards, are sensationalist or provocative and can bring down the overall quality of our discourse on our platform. People have frequently told us that they do not like encountering these types of content on Facebook.

Content that comes close to the lines drawn by those policies includes, but is not limited to,

Borderline adult nudity and sexual activity: Content, including links to landing pages, that comes close to but does not cross the line of our Adult Nudity or Sexual Activity Policies. For example, an image of a person posing in a sexually suggestive way, where the image focuses on the person's butt or cleavage, and the person is wearing minimal clothing, which does not violate our adult nudity and sexual activity policy.
Borderline violence and graphic content: Content that comes close to but does not cross the line of our violence and graphic content policies. For example, content that depicts gory or graphic imagery of some kind, such as bloody imagery of humans or animals, fictional violence or unhealed wounds, which do not violate our violence and graphic content policies.
Content that does not violate our COVID-19 or vaccine policies, but which has shared misleading or sensationalised information about vaccines in a way that would be likely to discourage vaccinations.
Content posted by Groups and Pages associated with (but not representing) violence-inducing conspiracy networks, such as QAnon.
Content posted to groups where we predict the content is likely to be selling or offering services that are prohibited by our Regulated Goods Community Standards.
Guidelines for posts that indicate suspicious virality
We want to ensure that the content people see on Facebook comes from authentic sources and does not violate our policies. This is especially true when that content is reaching a lot of people quickly on our platform.

We may temporarily limit the distribution of posts that receive an unexpectedly high distribution (especially with an audience outside of the poster's country) until the poster of the content successfully verifies their identity or pending review of the content for violations.

Guidelines for repeat violators of our policies
Repeat violators post content from their profiles, Pages and/or groups that have violated our Community Standards, Terms of Service or our Content Distribution Guidelines on multiple, separate occasions in the recent past. This includes content created by users who attempt to circumvent our policies by creating multiple accounts.

When people repeatedly post content that violates these policies, it can trigger certain demotions and we expect them to change their behaviour. If they don't, we implement stricter demotions for a set period of time to encourage compliance with our policies.

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