There are new community standards for Facebook users. Omaha computer and technology expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations and says the new rules help clarify what is and is not allowed.
Schrock says, “”The trouble is what Facebook does is they don’t actually actively police their users. They wait for someone to report that a user has violated the rules and then they look into it. Then they make a decision based on the content there. Facebook is trying to make their community flow a little easier.”
For example, Schrock says terrorists are banned from having a Facebook page but their violent videos still show up on the social media site. He says those postings are immediately removed. Schrock says, “However, if you are a Christian activist and worried about the slaughter of Christians in Iraq and you post a video on your account, the exact same video the terrorist would have posted, then it is ok because you are trying to raise awareness. So, what is comes down to is Facebook is going to try to determine the intent of the person that is posting.”
The new community standards clarify issues in question including nudity, bullying, harassment, hate and graphic content.