What you need to know
- Facebook is getting tough on groups.
- It will start punishing users who violate group rules, possibly even with bans.
- It also says it will start removing groups that break rules and will warn users if they're joining groups that have previously stepped out of line.
Facebook is tightening up on rules for groups and members who use them, with looming bans for individuals and groups that persistently break its rules.
In an announcement today the company stated:
Facebook says it will notify users if they try to join a group that has Community Standards violations, as well as limiting the invite notifications for these groups "so people are less likely to join". It will also quash the content of the group in the News Feed of existing members, making it harder for people to discover and engage with groups that break its rules. If a group gets too many violations, admins will be forced to temporarily approve all posts, and if content that breaks the rules gets repeatedly approved, the group will be shut down.
There are similar tough measures for members:
You can read the full announcement here.
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