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FOCUSING OUR COMMITMENT TO VOICE
The goal of our set of standards has always been to create a place for expression and to give voice to the people. 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 for public awareness which would otherwise go against our Community Standards – if it is newsworthy and in the public interest. We only do this after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm and we look to international human rights standards, to make these judgments. As such, we consider the newsworthiness of content posted by anyone, including news organizations and individuals’ users. Our commitment to expression is paramount, but we recognize that 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 of the following values:
Authenticity: We want to make sure that the content people are seeing on 360PRWire is authentic. We believe that authenticity creates a better environment for sharing, and that’s why we don’t want people using 360PRWire to misrepresent who they are or what they’re doing.
Safety: We are committed to making 360PRWire a safe place. An expression that threatens people has the potential to intimidate, exclude or silence others and isn’t allowed on 360PRWire.
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 360PRWire 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 Standards guidelines are for what is and isn’t allowed on 360PRWire. It is in this spirit that we ask members, publishers, companies connected with the 360PRWire to follow these guidelines.
Please note that the US English version of the standard guidelines reflects the most up-to-date set of policies and should be used as the master document.
- Violence and criminal behavior
- Dangerous individuals and organizations
- Policy rationale
In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence to have a presence on 360PRWire. We assess these entities based on their behavior– most significantly, their ties to violence. Under this policy, we designate individuals, organizations, and networks of people. These designations are divided into three tiers that indicate the level of content enforcement, with Tier 1 resulting in the most extensive enforcement because we believe that these entities have the most direct ties to offline harm.
Tier 1 We do not allow content that praises, substantively supports or represents events that 360PRWire designates as violating violent events – including terrorist attacks, hate events, mass murders or attempted mass murders, multiple murders, or hate crimes. Nor do we allow praise, substantive support or representation of the perpetrator(s) of such attacks. We also remove content that praises substantively supports or represents ideologies that promote hate, such as Nazism and white supremacy.
Tier 2 focuses on entities that engage in violence against state or military actors, but do not generally target civilians – what we call “violent non-state actors”. We don’t allow substantive support and representation of these entities, their leaders, and their prominent members.
Tier 3 We recognize that users may share content that includes references to designated dangerous organizations and individuals to report on, condemn or neutrally discuss them or their activities. Our policies are designed to allow room for these types of discussions, but we require people to clearly indicate their intent. If the intention is unclear, we may not publish the content.
To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit t by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and marijuana, but we can have articles on them. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm shops and online retailers may promote items available for sale off our services as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in shops or by online retailers and advocate for changes to firearm regulation.
We do not promote the buying, selling, or use of adult products.
Body Parts and Fluids
We do not promote the buying or selling of human body parts or fluids.
Listings, and commerce Messenger threads, must not wrongfully discriminate or suggest a preference for or against people because of a personal characteristic, included but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, marital status, disability, or medical or genetic condition. Listings must comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. This includes but is not limited to discrimination for housing listings
Hazardous goods and materials
- We do not promote the buying or selling of hazardous materials and substances. Human exploitation and sexual services
- We do not promote any form of human trafficking, prostitution, escort or sexual services Misleading, violent, or hateful
- We do not contain misleading, violent or hateful products and offers.
- Products with overtly sexualized We do not promote.
We do not position products or services in a sexually suggestive manner.
Fraud and deception
In an effort to prevent fraudulent activity that can harm people or businesses, we remove content that purposefully deceives, willfully misrepresents, or otherwise defrauds or exploits others for money or property. This includes content that seeks to coordinate or promote these activities using our services. e.g.
- Loan scams
- Advance fee scams.
- Gambling scams
- Ponzi or pyramid schemes.
- Money or cash flips or money mulling.
- Investment scams with the promise of high rates of return.
While we don’t allow people to intentionally or unintentionally celebrate or promote suicide or self-injury, we do allow people to discuss these topics because we want 360PRWire to be a space where people can share their experiences, raise awareness about these issues and seek support from one another.
Bullying and harassment
Bullying and harassment happen in many places and come in many different forms, from making threats to releasing personally identifiable information, to sending threatening messages and making unwanted malicious contact. We do not tolerate this kind of behavior because it prevents people from feeling safe and respected on 360PRWire.
We distinguish between public figures and private individuals because we want to allow discussion, which often includes critical commentary of people who are featured in the news or who have a large public audience. For public figures, we remove attacks that are severe as well as certain attacks where the public figure is directly tagged in the post or comment. For private individuals, our protection goes further: we remove content that’s meant to degrade or shame, including, for example, claims about someone’s sexual activity. We recognize that bullying and harassment can have more of an emotional impact on minors, which is why our policies provide heightened protection for users between the ages of 13 and 18.
Context and intent matter and we allow people to post and share if it is clear that something was shared to condemn or draw attention to bullying and harassment. In certain instances, we require self-reporting because it helps us understand that the person targeted feels bullied or harassed. In addition to reporting such behavior and content, we encourage people to use tools available on 360PRWire to help protect against it.
We believe that people use their voices and connect more freely when they don’t feel attacked based on who they are. That is why we don’t allow hate speech on 360PRWire. It creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion, and in some cases may promote offline violence.
We define hate speech as a direct attack against people – rather than concepts or institutions – based on what we call protected characteristics: race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, and serious disease. We define attacks as violent or dehumanizing speech, harmful stereotypes, statements of inferiority, expressions of contempt, disgust or dismissal, cursing and calls for exclusion or segregation. We also prohibit the use of harmful stereotypes, which we define as dehumanizing comparisons that have historically been used to attack, intimidate or exclude specific groups, and that is often linked with offline violence. We consider age a protected characteristic when referenced along with another protected characteristic. We also protect refugees, migrants, immigrants, and asylum seekers from the most severe attacks, though we do allow commentary and criticism of immigration policies. Similarly, we provide some protections for characteristics such as occupation, when they’re referenced along with a protected characteristic.
We recognize that people sometimes share content that includes someone else’s hate speech to condemn it or raise awareness. In other cases, speech that might otherwise violate our standards can be used self-referentially or in an empowering way. Our policies are designed to allow room for these types of speech, but we require people to indicate their intent. If the intention is unclear, we may remove the content. platform, products or features to artificially increase viewership or distribute content en masse for commercial gain.
We recognize that the safety of our users includes the security of their personal information, accounts, and other 360PRWire entities they may manage, as well as our products and services more broadly. Attempts to gather sensitive personal information or engage in unauthorized access by deceptive or invasive methods are harmful to the authentic, open, and safe atmosphere that we want to foster. Therefore, we do not allow attempts to gather sensitive user information or engage in unauthorized access through the abuse of our platform, products, or services.
Respecting intellectual property
360PRWire takes intellectual property rights seriously and believes that they are important to promoting expression, creativity, and innovation in our newsroom. You own all of the content and information that you post on 360PRWire, and you control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. However, before sharing content on 360PRWire, please make sure that you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. We are committed to helping people and organizations promote and protect their intellectual property rights. 360PRWire’s Terms of Service do not allow people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.
Name: Maren Djamyl – Manager – Editorial
Company: 360PRWire, LLC
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