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Understanding Community Standards

What are Community Standards?

Community Standards outline what is and is not allowed on Facebook.

These policies are based on feedback from our community and the advice of experts in fields such as technology, public safety and human rights.

Community Standards are written to ensure that everyone’s voice is valued and Facebook takes great care to craft policies that are inclusive of different views and beliefs- in particular those of people and communities that might otherwise be overlooked or marginalized.

Why is this important for my group?

Being committed to maintaining groups as a safe place where meaningful connections happen is paramount. Groups created for hate or harassment have no place on Facebook.

It is important for Groups to remain a safe space for people to connect. Groups are proactively monitored for hate speech and calls for violence using a combination of the latest technology and human review. If there is a Group found like this, it is taken down and if necessary, the authorities are alerted.

Posts that violate Community Standards on things like hate speech are removed and we remove any groups that consistently violate those standards. This enforcement policy ensures that when reviewing a group to decide whether or not to take it down, we now look at admin and moderator content for violations. This includes posts by members that they have approved.

Members who repeatedly post violating content may be required to have all their future posts approved by admins before they can be seen in the group.

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Community Standards can be used in your community to help build your rules and as a reference tool for members

Where can I find Community Standards?

You can find the full Community Standards list here.

How can I use it in my group?

Community Standards can be used in your community to help build your rules and as a reference tool for members. You can link to the page if members are in violation of these standards and remind them of enforcement policies if needed.

You can also check your Group Quality in your Admin Tools section. Read more about Group Quality here.

What can I do if my group is taken down mistakenly?

Upon logging into Facebook, you will immediately see if your group has been disabled and have one chance to request a review of your group to get it restored. You can request a review either from your mobile device or desktop.

Community Standards are written to ensure that everyone's voice is valued and that groups remain a safe place where meaningful connections can happen.

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