Meta takes a three-part approach to content enforcement on Facebook and Instagram: remove, reduce and inform.


The Facebook Community Standards outline what is and isn't allowed on Facebook. The Instagram Community Guidelines outline what is and isn’t allowed on Instagram. We remove content that goes against our policies as soon as we become aware of it.


Some problematic content can create a negative experience for people on Facebook and Instagram. We'll often reduce the distribution of this content, even when it doesn’t quite meet the standard for removal under our policies.


When content is potentially sensitive or misleading, we sometimes add a warning or share additional information from independent fact-checkers.