Facebook has over the years been a popular social networking site all over the world. It helps in bringing a lot of information and revenue to many people by integrating Facebook with their businesses. With the good comes the bad, Facebook has been misused by many who post inappropriate content to boost their business. Finally, Facebook has officially decided to stop on such shady tactics to use its network for profit making. It has introduced the new monetization guidelines.
Facebook in its recently updated standards and guidelines makes its intention clear to effectively ban profit making from a wide variety of potentially controversial and distasteful content. Along with this Facebook also intends to restrict users who knowingly share “click bait or sensationalise a post” or “ post wrong information or false news”
The type of content to that will be banned from monetization content guidelines released by Facebook suggest:
- Misappropriation of Children’s Characters
- Tragedy & Conflict
- Debated Social Issues
- Violent Content
- Adult Content
- Prohibited Activity
- Explicit Content
- Drugs or Alcohol Use
- Inappropriate Language
It certainly is a long list of terms, you can read Facebook’s specific definition each of the on the updated Content Guide for Monetization page.
Facebook’s VP of Media Partnerships, Nick Grudin introduced the new rules. Facebook has recently been plagued by a lot of controversies related to the social network, which has been the talk of the town for everyone from neo Nazi to Russian groups which are allegedly influencing US politics and elections.
Though there has been no immediate response from Facebook about the new rules being implemented.
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