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Facebook updates community standards

“We understand that many countries have concerns about hate speech in their communities, so we regularly talk to governments, community members, academics and other experts from around the globe to ensure that we are in the best position possible to recognize and remove such speech from our community.”

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Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management, in a post entitled “Explaining Our Community Standards and Approach to Government Requests.” Bickert goes on to write, “We know that our policies won’t perfectly address every piece of content, especially where we have limited context, but we evaluate reported content seriously and do our best to get it right.” The policies covered relate to “self-injury, dangerous organizations, bullying and harassment, criminal activity, sexual violence and exploitation, nudity, hate speech, and violence and graphic content.”

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