After growing controversy over which posts Facebook take down and which they keep up, the social network has announced what its 'Community Standards' are.
The 27-page guidelines covers topics like hate speech, sexual content, and terrorist propaganda.
In a blog post, the site wrote that the consequences of breaching the standards vary depending on the severity and a person's history on Facebook – but added that if a user continues to persist in breaking the rules, their profile could be disabled.
The first forbidden activity is posting any content which includes violence – including any violent threats.
Similarly, promoting violent crime or selling drugs and weapons will also get you sanctioned by the internet giant.
Probably the most relevant of all the rules is the 'safety' category.
Bullying, harassment or misuse of someone else's photos – even if you mean it as an inside joke between pals – is not looked upon kindly by Facebook.
'Objectionable content' is the third subject, consisting of hate speech, graphic violence and nudity.
'Cruel and insensitive' posts form part of this, which Facebook defines as "content that targets victims of serious physical or emotional harm."
Spreading fake news is also not tolerated, with all users having to make sure their content meets the 'Integrity and authenticity' framework.
Like other social media sites including YouTube, users have to respect others intellectual property by not uploading copyrighted material.
The most vague of all the standards is the sixth rule, 'content related requests.'
Although an exact definition of this is unclear, it means that you'll be banned if the government requests for removal of child abuse imagery, or if a parent orders the removal of attacks on unintentionally famous minors – such as kids who are famous for memes or viral videos.
The move comes as Facebook receives growing criticism over its content moderating.
The site was previously forced to back down after deleting posts featuring a famous Vietnam war image and keeping suicide livestream videos online.
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