Facebook shared how they are enforcing company standards on their blog today. Here are the highlights:
- WHEN PEOPLE ARE NAUGHTY
Every time facebook removes content that violates standards, it counts as a strike against the person who posted it. If someone violates Facebook policies multiple times, their account will be temporarily blocked — they can read things on Facebook, but they can’t like, comment or post, and if that person is also the admin of a Facebook Page, the block prevents them from posting to the Page
- WHEN PAGES ARE NAUGHTY
When it comes to Pages, we hold both the entire Page and the person who posted the content accountable. When a Page violates Facebook policies it will be unpublished. Pages can appeal but if their appeal fails, Facebook removes the Page.
- FAKE NEWS
Facebook distinguishes between fake news and content that breaks Community Standards using third-party fact checkers. When something is rated as false, those stories are ranked significantly lower in News Feed, cutting future views by more than 80%.