7 things Facebook says it does to create 'safe environment' online

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Facebook released a statement Sunday after the video and Facebook live.

"This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook," the company said in a statement. "We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety."

Here are also some:

  • We want to have a safe and open environment on Facebook, which is why we have Community Standards that describe what is and is not allowed on the service.
  • That’s why we have a set of standards telling them what is allowed on the service and what they can expect to see and not see.
  • Anyone can report content to us if they think it violates our standards.
  • If someone shares something that you think shouldn't be on Facebook, we want to hear about it, so we make it very easy for people to report content to us for review.
    • People can report Pages, profiles or individual content to us.
  • However, not all disagreeable or disturbing content violates our Community Standards.
  • For this reason, we offer people who use Facebook the ability to customize and control what they see by unfollowing, blocking and hiding posts, people, Pages and applications they don’t want to see.
  • Additionally, reporting content adds another signal to News Feed ranking that the story you flagged might be less relevant to you.

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