Here are some of the product types that Facebook does not allow to be displayed or traded in groups on its platform:
- Firearms: Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or lethal enhancements is not permitted unless posted by a Page, Group, or Instagram profile representing legitimate brick-and-mortar entities or a private individual sharing content on behalf of these entities oai_citation:1.
- Non-medical drugs: The platform prohibits content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or ask for non-medical drugs. It also disallows content that admits to buying, trading, or coordinating the trade of non-medical drugs by the poster oai_citation:2.
- Pharmaceutical drugs: Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade pharmaceutical drugs is not allowed unless it involves listing the price of vaccines in an education or discussion context, or offering delivery when posted by legitimate healthcare e-commerce businesses oai_citation:1.
- Marijuana: Facebook restricts any content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or ask for marijuana oai_citation:2.
- Endangered species: Any content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, gift, or ask for endangered species or their parts is prohibited. Similarly, admitting to poaching, buying, or trading of endangered species or their parts by the poster is not allowed oai_citation:3.
- Live non-endangered animals excluding livestock: Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade live non-endangered animals is prohibited unless posted by legitimate brick-and-mortar entities or in the context of donating or rehoming these animals oai_citation:4.
- Human blood: Content that attempts to buy, sell, or trade human blood is not allowed. The only exception is for asking for human blood for a donation or gift oai_citation:5.
- Alcohol/tobacco: Attempts to buy, sell, or trade alcohol or tobacco are not permitted unless posted by legitimate brick-and-mortar entities or if the content refers to alcohol/tobacco that will be exchanged or consumed on location at an event, restaurant, bar, party, etc. oai_citation:6.
- Weight loss products: Content about weight loss that contains a miracle claim and attempts to buy, sell, trade, donate, or gift weight loss product is not allowed oai_citation:7.
- Sale of counterfeit or fake designer goods. Given Facebook’s general stance on illegal activities, it is highly likely that the sale of counterfeit goods, which is illegal in many jurisdictions, is not allowed.
- Affilliate marketing, MLM networking and other controversial products which require hoarding members to make money. The marketing tactics are usually highly aggressive and for most of its members, the benefits often fall short.
These restrictions are put in place to ensure safety, deter potentially harmful activities, and comply with legal regulations.
WHOM PRO enforces community standards.