Facebook updates Page policy, rolls out new ‘Page Quality’ tab

By Anuj Sharma - January 24, 2019
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Page Quality tab provides greater insight into removed or demoted contents. ....

Starting January 24, people who manage a Page will see a new tab that will show the content removed by Facebook and the reduction of the distribution of posts that have been rated false by a third-party fact-checker.

‘We are updating our recidivism policy to better prevent those who have had Pages removed for violating our Community Standards from using duplicate Pages to continue the same activity. We’ll begin enforcing this policy in the weeks ahead,’ Facebook said in a blog post.

The company has also rolled out a Page Quality tab designed to help people who manage Pages to understand how well their Pages comply with Facebook’s guidelines. The tab includes two sections – content that Facebook recently removed for violating a subset of Community Standards and content recently rated ‘False’, ‘Mixture’ or ‘False Headline’ by third-party fact-checkers.

‘We’ll be providing more information in the Page Quality tab over time. To start, we’re including content removed for policies like hate speech, graphic violence, harassment and bullying, and regulated goods, nudity or sexual activity, and support or praise of people and events that are not allowed to be on Facebook,’ Facebook added.

While Page Quality tab provides greater insight into the content that was removed or demoted, it’s not a comprehensive accounting of all policy violations. For example, Facebook won’t show content removals for things like spam, clickbait or IP violations.

Facebook has also long prohibited people from creating new Pages, groups, events or accounts that look similar to those that the social media platform has previously removed for violating Community Standards. However, Facebook has seen people working to get around by using existing Pages that they already manage for the same purpose as the Page that was removed for violating Facebook standards.

To address this gap, when Facebook will remove a Page or a Group for violating policies, it may now also remove other Pages and Groups even those Pages or Groups do not meet the criteria for being removed.

‘To enforce this updated policy, we’ll look at a broad set of information, including whether the Page has the same people administering it, or has a similar name, to one we’re removing,’ the company added.

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