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Trust with Governments & Communities

When making decisions, ask yourself: does this foster trust with governments and communities?

Achieving our mission depends on governments and communities knowing that we will follow the laws and customs of the countries where we operate, and respect human rights across the globe.

Respect Laws Around the World

We operate around the globe and respect the laws where ver we do business.

This helps us to build trust with governments, strengthen the communities where we live and work, and contribute to a fair society where we enjoy the protection of these same laws.

How we build trust:

  • We follow the laws and regulations of the U.S. and of all the places where we operate.
  • We are honest and transparent in our discussions with government representatives and officials.
  • We respond truthfully, appropriately, and promptly to government inquires and requests for information. tell the truth when responding to government inquiries. We respond appropriately and promptly to requests for information.
  • We comply with global trade controls and economic sanctions that prohibit us from doing business with certain countries, governments, entities, and individuals. We comply with laws that govern how our technology may be distributed and used internationally.

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Global Trade Compliance Policy

Design Accessible Products & Services

We prioritize inclusive design in the development of our products and services.

Designing accessible products is a legal requirement in many of the places where we operate, and with over one billion people around the world with disabilities, it’s also the right thing to do. We believe there are no limits to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of everyone who uses it.

How we build trust:

  • We make our products accessible to all users, including users with visual, learning, age-related, mobility, hearing, and speech disabilities.
  • We provide accurate information about the accessibility of our products, and do not promise future improvements unless we are sure that we will deliver.

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Accessibility Policy

Respect & Promote Human Rights

We are committed to respecting and promoting human rights to ensure that technology plays a positive role across the globe.

How we build trust:

  • We believe that we can more effectively advance human rights through our presence in, rather than absence from, countries with significant human rights challenges.
  • We advocate for the rule of law, including consideration of international laws and norms.
  • We respect the rights to freedom of expression and privacy on all of our online services.
  • When we face requirements from governments to provide user data or remove content, we verify whether the government demands are valid, binding and otherwise comply with the rule of law.

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Freedom of Expression Policy
Commitment to Human Rights