Community Standards

INTRODUCTION

Every
day, people use 0censor to share their experiences, connect with
friends and family, and build communities. We are a service for more
than two billion people to freely express themselves across countries
and cultures and in dozens of languages.

We recognize how important it is for 0censor to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take seriously our role in keeping abuse off our service. That’s why we’ve developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on 0censor. Our policies are based on feedback from our community and the advice of experts in fields such as technology, public safety and human rights. To ensure that everyone’s voice is valued, we take great care to craft policies that are inclusive of different views and beliefs, in particular those of people and communities that might otherwise be overlooked or marginalized.

REITERATING OUR COMMITMENT TO VOICE

The goal of our Community Standards has always been to create a place for expression and give people a voice. This has not and will not change. Building community and bringing the world closer together depends on people’s ability to share diverse views, experiences, ideas and information. We want people to be able to talk openly about the issues that matter to them, even if some may disagree or find them objectionable. In some cases, we allow content which would otherwise go against our Community Standards – if it is newsworthy and in the public interest. We do this only after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm and we look to international human rights standards to make these judgments.

Our commitment to expression is paramount, but we recognize the internet creates new and increased opportunities for abuse. For these reasons, when we limit expression, we do it in service of one or more the following values:

Authenticity: We want to make sure the content people are seeing on 0censor is authentic. We believe that authenticity creates a better environment for sharing, and that’s why we don’t want people using 0censor to misrepresent who they are or what they’re doing.

Safety: We are committed to making 0censor a safe place. Expression that threatens people has the potential to intimidate, exclude or silence others and isn’t allowed on 0censor.

Privacy: We are committed to protecting personal privacy and information. Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves, and to choose how and when to share on 0censor and to connect more easily.

Dignity: We believe that all people are equal in dignity
and rights. We expect that people will respect the dignity of others
and not harass or degrade others.

Our Community Standards apply to
everyone, all around the world, and to all types of content. They’re
designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be
considered hateful may still be removed for violating a different
policy. We recognize that words mean different things or affect people
differently depending on their local community, language, or background.
We work hard to account for these nuances while also applying our
policies consistently and fairly to people and their expression. In the
case of certain policies, we require more information and/or context to
enforce in line with our Community Standards.

People can report potentially violating content, including Pages, Groups, Profiles, individual content, and comments. We also give people control over their own experience by allowing them to block or unfollow people and posts.

The
consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on
the severity of the violation and the person’s history on the platform.
For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they
continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post
on 0censor or disable their profile. We also may notify law enforcement
when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct
threat to public safety.

Our Community Standards are a guide for
what is and isn’t allowed on 0censor. It is in this spirit that we ask
members of the 0censor community to follow these guidelines.