Top Illegal Things on Facebook You Don’t Know Ever

Want to know what are illegal things on Facebook? Facebook has become one of the most popular social media platforms today with a growing number of millions of subscribers. Facebook is always changing its company user policy and not everyone could perhaps cope with its terms of conditions that continue to expand, grow and updated once in a while in order to embrace the ever changing trend in the use of social network sites.

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There are many illegal things that you cannot do from Facebook and it might be helpful in knowing these in order to avoid your account from being banned on the site. In order to help you save the efforts of searching about the illegal things that you can do on Facebook, here are some of the things that Facebook finds to be illegal thing on their site that you might not know ever and it will catch you by surprise to find your account as completely banned on Facebook.

Sharing and liking contests are illegal things on Facebook

Facebook does not allow contests like sharing and liking a particular page on the site as this is widely abused by many online marketers these days as they ride on the websiteโ€™s popularity in the internet. First of all, Facebook is not a marketing site basically. It is a social network that promotes social interaction among online users that connect the world in a single site. While you can create a Facebook page to promote your organization or business, the essence of share and like contests on Facebook is subject to abuse because the site is being used as a voting mechanism for marketers for business promotion which is not a Facebook brand.

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It is important that when using the Facebook for your promotion scheme, you should mention that the contest is not related to Facebook and any information that you collect from the contestants is not given to Facebook. Facebook required by its terms that any contest should be conducted on a Facebook app which is a third party application not directly connected on the Facebook website. It is also illegal thing to contact any winner through Facebook facilities like chats, instant message and posts.

Illegal things that you can do using Facebook Advertisement

Any video or flash presentation that you display on Facebook is required to encourage viewer interaction. It is illegal thing to post flash and videos that your viewers will not find relevant and significant to view. So if you post videos that are useless without anyone viewing it, your post will be most likely removed from Facebook. Any content that you post on your Facebook ad should be true and not fraudulent or misleading otherwise your account will be completely banned from Facebook.

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It is too basic to remind you that you should also write with the proper grammar when advertising on your Facebook page which is a requirement for all Facebook users. Your ads should also provide a relevant and functional landing page that will direct your visitors to a different page other than that of Facebook. The failure to comply with these Facebook terms will constitute an illegal activity on the site.

Word count limitation on photo captions and texts

One of the common places where a Facebook policy violation occurs involves the posting of cover photos on a Facebook userโ€™s profile. Facebook has updated its company policy involving the texts on cover photos. While you are still allowed to include a call to action on your photos, it would be illegal thing to use texts that would be more than the image or cover photo itself. This 20 percent text rule is commonly violated by many businesses that are using the Facebook page and they remain unaware that they are already doing an illegal Facebook activity that would endanger their business from the risk of getting banned from Facebook.

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About Irina Webadyou

The guest post is done by Irina, a seo writer and blogger. She likes to cover seo news through online exposures She writes for: seo services.


  1. Hello Irina,

    Great share.!

    you are right there are many Illegal things happens in Facebook. thanks for sharing informative post.

    stay updated and stay rocking ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›

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  2. Good post by the guest blogger.

    Really am not aware of these stuffs and sure will avoid these in Facebook.

    Hope it is an alert post for the Facebook users to maintain its prominence. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Hi Irina,

    I wasn’t aware of most of them. Is it really that it is not allowed to share or like? I’m afraid to share contests now. I wasn’t also aware of the word count limit on photo caption.


    • Irina Webadyou says

      You know offially it seems illegal to share or like and all the stuff connected with phone caption, but in reality most of Facebook fans will go on doing this sort of things in order to promote its product or brand. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. I never knew! But Facebook allows pornography?
    That simply absurd!
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  5. Adesanmi Adedotun says

    Hi Irina,

    I never knew most of these things or heard of it ever since I have being on FB

    • Irina Webandyou says

      Thanks, Adesanmi! I am glad you liked the article. Yeah there are many illegal things on Facebook we have never known. I hope you found out many news things about Facebook and in future it can be useful for you.

  6. Thank you for sharing some useful tips.
    I look forward to more useful tips from your website.
    Eric Ogi
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  7. Right , But this is very little collection of violation. Their is several other violation are active on face book . Many user adding photos . stories , Comment that I cannot write here because of policy of the site and search engines .

  8. Lisa Chaves says

    I wasn’t aware that there is a word count limitation on photo captions and texts on Facebook. I would like to know then how many characters or word count is acceptable?
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  9. Right. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is good that you are writing about. I know some who were weak mentally broke down. They Inserts irresponsible pictures. People are looking for sensation, so they started to laugh. You have to be careful and be responsible. Being on Facebook is as if we were in the square full of people. …sorry for bad English language…Thanks for the post

  10. Thanks for sharing this informative post. I will keep remember all your points but i don’t understand why facebook allows pornography content.

  11. Thank you for sharing some useful tips for me and audience as well
    There are many pros and cons of everything and both are working parallel, but now we have to do some plan to protect such kind of activity from bad marketers.
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