Meta’s stakeholders


JAN 18, 2023

Since our policies apply to virtually every post, photo and video shared on Facebook or Instagram, our stakeholder base includes every person or organization that may be impacted by our policies.

However, because we can’t meaningfully engage with billions of people, we seek out organizations that represent the interests of others, such as civil society and activist groups, and experts in areas ranging from digital and civil rights, to anti-discrimination laws, free speech principles and other basic human rights. We strive to engage worldwide society as broadly as possible. Our goal is to engage a wide spectrum of voices so we can weigh the impact of our policies and flag consequences we might not have considered.

In addition, we engage with academics who have relevant expertise. These stakeholders may not directly represent the interests of others as civil society organizations do, but they are important stakeholders by virtue of their knowledge.

We engage with global business partners such as advertisers, creators, and trade associations when we determine that these partners offer substantial and specific expertise, experience, or insight that can meaningfully contribute to policy development. For example, in considering a policy about advertisements for clinical drug trials, we might talk to pharmaceutical companies to hear their relevant experience in seeking participants for such trials.