Facebook clarifies “Community Standards” – guidelines on acceptable posts

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Social-networking giant Facebook updated its “Community Standards” on Monday. The new guidelines include updates in regards to posts relating to nudity, violence, hate speech, terrorist activity, self-injury and more.

The new guidelines clearly outline that Facebook will “remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.”

In a letter to the community, Facebook further noted that the social-networking giant has “zero tolerance for any behavior that puts people in danger, whether someone is organizing or advocating real-world violence or bullying other people.”

In regards to terrorist or organized criminal activity, Facebook stipulates that they will take down content that expresses support for groups involved with such activity and posts that support or praise leaders of those organizations.

Facebook’s Community Standards aim to find the right balance between giving people a place to express themselves and promoting a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.

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  1. Martin July 15th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Just stupid as the name sounds. Why not honor someone who has REALLY worked on to improve health standards in the country, such as Dr George Njoroge, a graduate of Thika High School and the University of Nairobi with a degree in chemistry who recently discovered a potential cure for hepatitis C.

    1. Fmarlaw August 31st, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      kwenda uko,hata yeye ndo nani,akwende zake

  2. Wambui July 19th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I could’nt care less what the hospital is called ( although I’m curious as to why”Mama Lucy”). If somebody suggested that we call a new environment related dept of a university – Wangari Maathai – that makes sense … The hospital’s presence needs to be felt after sinking about 600 million shilings. Taking medical services closer to the people is absolutely key in this country so ‘Mama Lucy Hospital’ has got its work cut out for it!!

  3. Narodsafaris February 6th, 2012 at 6:29 am

    The Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital is one great step towards improving the health life of the Embakasi people. But the problem that is thriving there now is that there is a shortage of doctors.

    I was shocked to see a doctor send people home insisting that they buy drugs from chemists so as to reduce the number of patients in the reception. This also happens even when a young baby is brought in for treatment.

    Please can anyone do something to improve the situation. 


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