Facebook specifies its own social norms regarding the subject of terrorism, nudity and violence

Facebook has introduced a number of standards to clarify and clarify the subject of content not allowed in social networks. The company must at all times remove reported content due to a violation of the regulations. But what is really acceptable and what is not? Because the recipients come from many different parts of the world, creating common, consistent and understandable sets of standards that suit everyone is a challenge.

Yes, so Facebook has meticulously defined existing policies and made the effort to explain its controversial policy regarding the real name. According to the portal, the user does not have to use his own name to register, but it must sound authentic to be accepted.

The Facebook social standards page says:

"We remove content, disable accounts and cooperate with law enforcement agencies when we believe that there are indications of unethical behavior or there is a direct threat to public safety."

Promoting self-injury, suicides, "dangerous" organizations involved in terrorism and criminal activity, abuse, harassment and attack by public figures are some of the situations where Facebook is coming.

Images and videos containing content related to sexual abuse, the sale of drugs, adult products and examples of hate speech are also prohibited. The new documentation contains a chapter entitled "Encouraging mutual respect", in which Facebook presents its principles regarding nudity, sex and violence. Facebook may block the publication of artistic projects depicting nudity, explaining that some users may be sensitive to this type of content. In particular, due to their cultural background and age. Restrictions on the freedom of displaying content containing nudity and sexual activity also apply to computer-generated images, unless their content is published for educational, humorous or satirical purposes.

The company also registers more and more applications from government units with a request to delete content.

"The number of blocked content that violates the regulations has increased by 11% over the last six months compared to the previous period, which gives rise to 8774 to 9707 blockades. We note the largest increase in content removal requests in countries such as Turkey and Russia, and decreases in Pakistan. Everything seems to be clearer and understandable to users, however, we are not able to offset the risk of our children's contact with this type of content published by third parties not only on Facebook, but also across the Internet. "

Still on Facebook you can find many photos, articles and links not meant for children and teenagers. Recently, an experiment carried out on Facebook and Twitter by Bitdefender showed that 97% of respondents use social media links (they often tempt inappropriate content or sensational headers) without checking them in terms of security. Such links can not only extort our data, spread to our friends, but also in extreme cases, infect our computer. Facebook users can enjoy security with the free Bitdefender Safego application designed to protect social network accounts against malware and spam.

However, if our kids use Facebook and other social networks on their own, it is also worth considering installing a silent parental control, which, such as protection Bitdefender allows us to discreetly observe what our child does on Facebook - with whom he talks, what photos he publishes or what's playing.

To learn more about what Facebook does "for our good", we recommend the article " He wanted to check Facebook's security mechanisms ... and shut him up in a psychiatrist "

source: Bitdefender

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