[Updated 7/9/19] Facebook updates standards to allow death threats against alleged sexual offenders

[Updated by ACSOL 7/9/19]

Earlier today it was reported by the Washington Examiner newspaper that Facebook had revised its posting policies to allow individuals to post threats of harm to anyone who the media had identified as committing a sex offense.  In record time, Facebook has reversed those policies and now states that it will not allow such threats to be posted. Below is link to the newest revised policies. Facebook did not explain why it made this remarkably quick change, but regardless we can be grateful that the change has been made.




[washingtonexaminer.com – 7/9/19]

Facebook updated its community standards to allow for users to call for “high-severity violence” against sexual offenders, including death threats.

In its ” Do not post” section on its website, Facebook changed its standards in a July update to allow an exception to its “Violence and Incitement” standard for individuals “described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.”

The exception allows users to make: “Threats that could lead to death” against alleged violent and sexual offenders. Facebook does not require for the threats to be against persons who have been convicted under criminal law.

Facebook did not return the Washington Examiner’s request for comment at the time of publication. In May, the company said: “We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.”

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Just one more nail in the coffin of Fascistbook. They have made one poor decision after another, banning conservatives, attempting to influence the election, spying on users, sharing personal information. The CEO of Apple just said he would nevr have FB on his phone because he thinks they could be listening to people. so I see the demise of FB within the next couple of years. It is the Frankenstein monster. Zuckerberg had a great idea, but now it is going o consume him.

We will see what happens when they start coming in. Just because they allow it doesn’t mean it is legal 😉

It appears that the most recent update to the FB “Violence and Incitement” community standard removed all of the numerous inclusions of the following language:

“… (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.)”

The current version of the policy does not contain that language:


I’m guessing someone at FB went rogue and wrote that policy in. Trying to wave their political flag. It’s now been red lined.

I wonder how this can play to our favor. No longer is FB only preventing RCs from engaging in the modern day public square, now it’s allowing for the torches-and-pitchforks crowd to coalesce and go vigilante. I’m sure it’s merely one more collateral consequence of conviction, right SCOTUS?

Dear Facebook,
Are you a social media enterprise OR an antisocial
enterprise? I can not tell.

Well one thing is for sure is because of what is written there in the rules that if someone does cause harm or death facebook will be held accountable for it, it works the same as because of your actions they indirectly cause someone bodily harm or death so will they be charged accordingly.

Facebook is not social media; they are Sociopathic Media.

Oh good! Facebook changed their policy. So no more calls to violence and death allowed. Not so fast, perhaps….


Not only are many, if not most comments calls to murder, physical / sexual assault or crude / invasive medical procedures, many of those appear in the “Most relevant comments” as selected by Facebook. Nice. And just for perspective – this guy is accused of having a conversation with a 16 or 17 year old.

It may be worth mentioning that the comments on the LHPD Facebook page are more civilized. However, as someone here has questioned recently – how can a public, tax payer funded agency utilize a communication vehicle that excludes close to one million citizens and tax payers?