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Violence and Incitement

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or
  • Calls for high-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.

Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Statements advocating violence; or
  • Calls for mid-severity violence including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target; or
  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence; or
 
Content about other target(s) apart from private individuals, minor public figures, high risk persons, or high risk groups and any credible:
  • Statements of intent to commit violence; or
  • Calls for action of violence; or
  • Statements advocating for violence; or

Aspirational or conditional statements to commit violence

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where threat is defined as any of the following:

Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that includes:
 
  • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence
  • Imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that has been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bulls eye, dart, gun to head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there's evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

Unless there is clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election

Misinformation that contributes to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship,educational facilities or polling places ( or encouraging others to do the same).

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