Facebook Updates its ‘Community Standards’ Guidelines
Facebook Updates its ‘Community Standards’ Guidelines

On Monday, Facebook updated its 'community standards' guidelines. These guidelines will help provide more clarity to the users on what are the acceptable posts with regard to nudity, violence, hate speech and other such topics.

Facebook has made it clear that they have zero tolerance for the groups advocating terrorist activity, organized criminal activity or any activity that promotes hate. Facebook officials said that according to the new updated guidelines, Facebook with remove the graphic images if they are shared for negative pleasure or to celebrate violence.

The officials said that nudity is not allowed. But images will be allowed if they are of breastfeeding or medical conditions. Facebook global policy chief Monika Bickert and deputy general counsel Chris Sonderby affirmed, "These standards are designed to create an environment where people feel motivated and empowered to treat each other with empathy and respect".

The new guidelines also encourage people to use their legal name. The step has been taken in order to stop people who stage or performance names. In the new guidelines, Facebook said that it will take steps like removing content, disable accounts and work with law officials, if they will suspect risk of physical harm and direct threat to public safety.

The move has come when Facebook and other social media platforms have been working hard to design acceptable content and freedom of expression. Monika said that it is very difficult set one bar for everyone living in such a diverse global community.

It becomes especially more challenging when it comes to issues like hate speech. In new guidelines, efforts have been explained made by Facebook to keep the community free from such abusive language.

Meanwhile, Twitter has become the new online platform where revenge porn has been banned. It has also banned posting of sexually explicit images of a person without permission.