Code of Conduct for Virtual Experiences
Meta’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, including through virtual experiences. Building communities means allowing people to use their voice to share their experiences, views, and ideas, even if some may disagree or find them objectionable. We expect everyone – including users, creators, admins, and developers – to adhere to our values of voice, safety, authenticity, dignity, and privacy.
Because context like community culture and intention matters, creators and admins will be primarily responsible for addressing issues in the closed experiences they govern, and as such, enforcement and experiences may vary. Where issues go unaddressed by creators or admins, developers are expected to follow this Code of Conduct by limiting features for users, creators, or admins within their app or removing users from the app. Meta may take similar actions within its own apps. Persistent or egregious issues not resolved by admins or developers may be directly addressed by Meta as a platform, through actions like limiting developer access or app removal.
The following conduct and content are contrary to the values above:
- Don’t do or promote anything that is designed to deceive other users, Meta, developers, or that otherwise abuse our products or services, such as:
- Pretending to be another person or entity, stealing someone’s identity, or creating or using fake accounts (If role-playing or parodying, make sure it’s clear to others)
- Engaging in fraud, scams, or other deceptive activities
- Gathering or sharing sensitive personal information, doxing others, compromising user accounts, sharing account login information, engaging in unauthorized access, or sharing malware
- Creating or using a Meta account if you’re under the age of 13
- Don’t do or promote anything that’s illegal, abusive, or could lead to physical harm, such as:
- Sexualizing, exploiting, or abusing minors
- Bullying, harassing, stalking, or hateful behavior
- Advocating, engaging in or promoting violence, human exploitation, human trafficking, or human smuggling. Supporting or representing groups or individuals involved in terrorism, hate-based organizations, or criminal groups
- Promoting or coordinating acts of physical harm, such as sexual or physical assault, or suicide or self-harm
- Any form of non-consensual intimate activity, including sharing intimate images of others without consent
- Violating intellectual property rights, such as improperly using copyrighted or trademarked materials
- Unlawfully selling, exchanging, or promoting, regulated goods
Public spaces like open lobbies, multiplayer games, and public events create special opportunities for broad audiences. Please be especially mindful of your behavior and content in public experiences and spaces, as not all speech and behavior that might be acceptable in a closed experience is acceptable in a public experience. Also, do not take advantage of the unique characteristics of public experiences by sharing content that others do not wish to see. Developers (including Meta) may take action on users or experiences if these behaviors take place in public experiences, given their unique characteristics. Do not:
- Spam others (repeatedly offer commercial services, goods, or requests) or promote regulated goods or services
- Engage in or share sexually explicit or excessively violent behavior or content.
Developers, as well as creators and admins within apps, may also establish their own rules – above and beyond this Code of Conduct – so please be sure to read their rules as well. You also must comply with applicable laws, including local laws.
We’ll continue to update this guidance to help everyone better understand their responsibilities as we continue to create new experiences and innovate in virtual experiences.