No Swearing Campaign on Facebook Message - Facebook Rumour

3 Mar 2014 - Article No: 1819. Filed under: Facebook Scams | Facebook Rumour

No Swearing Campain


As of March 20/2014 we at Facebook will be launching a “No Swearing” Campain, Anyone caught using profanity will have their account locked further a pending investigation.

This due to the new laws issued by our legal department (section 182 P34b) as new advertisers have petitioned for a “cleaner” family friendly social network.

If a user continues to use profanity the account will be shut down and a permanent ban will be placed into effect immediately.

- Mark Zuckberg

Note Other variants of this hoax at update towards bottom of article.

A message is circulating Facebook that claims the social networking site are introducing a "no swearing" campaign and that account owners that continue to use profanity after the deadline of March 20th 2014 will face having their accounts shut down.

The message - which is poorly spelt and a grammatical nightmare - is of course completely false. There has been absolutely no indication from Facebook through any official channels that such a campaign is to be launched.

Indeed such a campaign would make little sense at all, considering the social networking sites constant refusal to remove controversial content that is decidedly much more offensive than the use of profanity.

Whilst Facebook Page owners can block profanity from appearing on their pages, the use of profanity by itself does not break Facebooks terms of service.

In the unlikely event that Facebook did consider such a ban on swearing, they would certainly have their work cut out for them, with a report in 2011 claiming that a staggering 47% of Facebook walls contain profanity.

Social networkers are once again reminded to only circulate information that is accurate and to avoid spreading unverified or false information without first researching the veracity first.


It appears these "campaigns" have become quite the Internet meme, with dozens of others closely related to the above have started to appear, many designed to be taken lightly.

However since we are getting questions from a few readers who think they may be true, we will also list some of the others here.

No Religion Campaign

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