Facebook Live Policies

1. Overview

Understanding our policies
The following terms, as well as our Data Policy, Community Standards, and Terms of Service, apply to all users on Facebook. You are responsible for ensuring that your content complies with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations.

2. General Policies for Facebook Live

Prohibited Practices
Facebook Live must not be used to mislead users that specific footage is occurring in real time when it is not.
Example:
  • Misrepresenting footage of an event that occurred a year ago as currently happening
  • Inaccurate Location
    Facebook Live must not be used to mislead users that specific footage is happening in a particular locale when it is not.
    Example:
  • Misrepresenting footage from a different country as footage from the United States
  • Pre-recorded Content
    All pre-recorded content contained in a broadcast streamed to Facebook Live must be clearly marked as pre-recorded. For broadcasts that contain a mixture of live footage and pre-recorded footage, only the pre-recorded footage must be marked as pre-recorded.
    Example:
  • Adding a graphic to mark specific footage as pre-recorded
  • Including a disclaimer in the video description or title that specific content is pre-recorded
  • Looping or Static Content
    Facebook Live should not be used to broadcast looping videos, static images, or poll-only videos.
    Example:
  • Streaming a 20-minute clip that is continuously looped
  • A broadcast that is limited to a photo and has no other auditory or visual elements
  • A broadcast that only contains a poll