Facebook Clarifies Rules on What It Bans and Why

With 1.39 billion active users worldwide, Facebook’s social network is the closest thing we have to a universal communication platform. And people post — or try to post — just about everything you can imagine.On Monday, the company will clarify its community standards to give its users more guidance about what types of posts are not allowed on the service.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/facebook-explains-what-it-bans-and-why/Also see:Facebook clarifies policy on nudity, hate speech and other community standards
Facebook has updated its community standards guidelines to provide “more detail and clarity” on the content it allows or bans on its service.The social network stressed in a blog post that its policies are not changing, but that “we have heard from people that it would be helpful to provide more clarity and examples”.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/mar/16/facebook-policy-nudity-hate-speech-standardsExplaining Our Community Standards and Approach to Government Requests by Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel
Every day, people around the world use Facebook to connect with family and friends, share information and express themselves. The conversations that happen here mirror the diversity of the more than one billion people who use Facebook, with people discussing everything from pets to politics. Our goal is to give people a place to share and connect freely and openly, in a safe and secure environment.We have a set of Community Standards that are designed to help people understand what is acceptable to share on Facebook. These standards are designed to create an environment where people feel motivated and empowered to treat each other with empathy and respect.

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