1. Violence and Criminal Behavior

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on 0censor. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person’s public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non-credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other
forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is
defined as any of the following:

  • Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.
  • Admissions, statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to kidnap a target.
  • Threats that lead to serious injury (mid-severity violence) towards private individuals, minor public figures, high-risk persons, or high-risk groups where a threat is defined as any of the following:
    • The imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that have been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bull’s eye, dart, gun to head, etc.
    • Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:
  • Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election
  • Misinformation that contributes to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.
  • Statements of intent or advocacy, call to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities or polling places ( or encouraging others to do the same).

Threats that lead to physical harm (or other forms of lower-severity violence) towards private individuals (self-reporting required) or minor public figures where a threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Private individuals (name and/or face match are required) or minor public figures that include:
    • Statements of intent, calls for action, advocating, aspirational or conditional statements to commit low-severity violence

The imagery of private individuals or minor public figures that have been manipulated to include threats of violence either in text or pictorial (adding bull’s eye, dart, gun to the head, etc.)

Any content created for the express purpose of outing an individual as a member of a designated and recognizable at-risk group

Instructions on how to make or use weapons if there’s evidence of a goal to seriously injure or kill people, through:

  • Language explicitly stating that goal, or
  • Photos or videos that show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as part of the instruction
  • Unless the aforementioned content is shared as part of recreational self-defense, for military training purposes, commercial video games, or news coverage (posted by Page or with news logo)

Providing instructions on how to make or use explosives:

  • Unless there is a clear context that the content is for a non-violent purpose (for example part of commercial video games, clear scientific/educational purpose, fireworks, or specifically for fishing)

Any content containing statements of intent, calls for action, or advocating for high or mid-severity violence due to voting, voter registration, or the outcome of an election

Misinformation that contributes to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.

Statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring weapons to locations, including but not limited to places of worship,educational facilities or polling places ( or encouraging others to do the same).