Over 11 years of existence, the largest social network in the world has already eliminated or blocked several accounts, for several reasons. Messages of hate, terror and promoting nudity and bullying are on the list of reasons leading #Facebook to impose sanctions for its users. In an attempt to adapt to its nearly 1.4 billion users, the social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, students at Harvard University, decided to make it clearer than ever what are the publishing rules. Now there is now no excuse to publish content that violates the Facebook community rules.
According to the company, "the conversations that happen around here demonstrate the diversity of the billion users who use Facebook, with people discussing everything. Our goal is to give all people a place where they can share and bind is free, open and safe". Thus, it was defined in great detail everything that can and cannot be done. There are many rules that any Facebook user should take into account when they publish on their page.
It is a new code of conduct that users should not forget. Published by the Community Standards, this new code of conduct, more than change or add new rules, define more precisely what is likely to be sanctioned. Nudity, for example remains expressly prohibited by the social network. For almost 11 years, users questioned themselves about the ambiguity of the nudity definition on Facebook. Now, those doubts are completely undone. Facebook does not allow any sharing of pornographic and sexually explicit content. Nudity involving minors, genitals, nipples and butts are expressly prohibited. Except for images of women breast-feeding or to show the scars of a mastectomy. This is not a new rule, but a more detailed confirmation of what has been the social network policy in recent years.
At a time when the issue of copyright continues to merit great concern on the part of the cultural industries, Facebook does not let the matter rest. The social network has strengthened the prohibition of sharing content with copyright and other legal rights. A measure seeking the protection of intellectual property. Highlights also include the prohibition of graphic content that is shared with sadistic effects or glorification of violence. However, all the pictures or videos related to human rights violations or acts of terrorism, can be shared, as long as responsibly.
The biggest social network in the world also took the opportunity to warn that "use a false presence," or false identity, violates the terms of conditions for use of the service. Bullying, harassment and speeches that encourage hatred, are still the topics that deserve attention in this new code of conduct on Facebook. The goal is to standardize the conduct of 1.4 billion users.