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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