Facebook has just clarified what you’re not allowed to post on its platform in new content guidelines recently released. Included in the list are bans like copyright and trademark infringement, credible threats of violence, and sexual exploitation.
The following are list of what Facebook won’t let you share/post on its platform.
Nude pictures of children — even when posted by parents
Facebook says it will remove such images because of potential abuse by other so as to help avoid the possibility if other people reusing or misappropriating the images.
The company also said once a child outgrows the “toddler-age” uncovered female nipples in photos are not allowed.
Female nipples are banned
The company will restrict all images of female breasts that includes the nipple, except those depicting acts of protest, women actively engaged in breast-feeding and pictures of post-mastectomy scarring. They users not to share content that shows “squeezing naked female breast except in breastfeeding context.”
Claiming that a victim of a tragedy is a liar, or being paid to lie
This is considered a form of harassment, according to Facebook’s guidelines. “Claims that a victim of a violent tragedy is lying about being a victim, acting/pretending to be a victim of a verified event, or otherwise is paid or employed to mislead people about their role in the event when sent directly to a survivor and/or immediate family member of a survivor or victim.”
Confessions of crimes
Facebook will block posts of people who wish to confess crimes ranging from theft to sexual assault on its platform. They do, “however, allow people to debate or advocate for the legality of criminal activities, as well as address them in a rhetorical or satirical way.”
Seeking to buy, or sell, marijuana and other drugs
Facebook will definitely block people looking to sell or buy marijuana, or pharmaceutical drugs on its platform. Neither those stating interest in buying — or asking if anyone is selling or trading the item.
As for gun sales, the company does allow certain companies to sell firearms or firearm parts — but it restricts visibility to adults from 21 years and above.
Targeting someone’s vulnerabilities might get your posts removed on Facebook, thus they advises not to post content that depicts real people and “mocks their implied or actual serious physical injuries, disease, or disability, non- consensual sexual touching, or premature death.”
No nude butts unless…
The company’s guideline says “visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks” aren’t allowed on the platform “unless photoshopped on a public figure.”
Instigation or calls for violence due to the outcome of an election
Under a section about credible violence, Facebook explicitly states that “any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for violence due to the outcome of an election,” is not allowed on the platform
unless you’re raising awareness about it.