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Sexual Activity and Content, Nudity, Sexually Explicit, Suggestive, Non-Consensual Explicit Imagery (NCEI)

Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

Facebook restricts the display of nudity and sexual activity because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content, particularly because of their cultural background or age. However, people sometimes share content containing nudity for purposes such as awareness campaigns or artistic projects.

In order to treat people fairly and respond to reports quickly, we have policies in place that our global teams can apply uniformly and easily when reviewing content.

As a result, the execution of our policies can sometimes be less nuanced than we would like and restricts content shared for legitimate purposes. We are always working to get better at evaluating this content and enforcing our standards thoughtfully.

To avoid being flagged, don't:
Post content displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but our intent is to allow images that are shared for medical or health purposes. We also allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures and other art that depicts nude figures.

Post images of sexual activity. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to illustrated and digitally created content unless the content is posted for educational, humorous or satirical purposes. Explicit images of sexual intercourse are prohibited.

Describe sexual acts in vivid detail. Descriptions of such acts that go into vivid detail may be removed.

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