Facebook Removal Notes
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Facebook Community Standards
Sexual Violence and Exploitation: How we fight sexual violence and exploitation on
We remove content that threatens or promotes sexual violence or exploitation. This
includes the sexual exploitation of minors, and sexual assault. To protect victims and
survivors, we also remove photographs or videos depicting incidents of sexual violence
and images shared in revenge or without permissions from the people in the images.
Our definition of sexual exploitation includes solicitation of sexual material, any sexual
content involving minors, threats to share intimate images, and offers of sexual services.
Where appropriate, we refer this content to law enforcement. Offers of sexual services
include prostitution, escort services, sexual massages, and filmed sexual activity.
Direct Threats: How we help people who feel threatened by others on Facebook.
We carefully review reports of threatening language to identify serious threats of harm to public and personal safety. We remove credible threats of physical harm to individuals. We also remove specific threats of theft, vandalism, or other financial harm.
We may consider things like a person's physical location or public visibility in determining whether a threat is credible. We may assume credibility of any threats to people living in violent and unstable regions.
Bullying and Harassment: How we respond to bullying and harassment.
We don’t tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow you to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but remove content that appears to purposefully target private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. This content includes, but is not limited to:
We define private individuals as people who have neither gained news attention nor the interest of the public, by way of their actions or public profession.
Report Abusive or Offensive Content
Tell us about any content that violates the Facebook Terms. The most efficient way to report abuse is to do it right where it occurs on Facebook, using the “Report” link near the post, timeline or Page.
If you receive a harassing message from one of your Facebook friends, you can click the “Report” link next to the sender’s name on the message, and remove the person as a friend. Reporting the message as harassing will automatically add the person to your block list. You can also use the "Report/Block" option that appears under the gear icon on the top right of every person’s timeline.
Reports are confidential. People you report won’t know that they’ve been reported. After you submit a report, we’ll investigate the issue and determine whether or not the content should be removed based on the Facebook Terms. We research each report to decide the appropriate course of action.