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Dangerous Individuals and Organizations


While our creators will report on and cover a wide array of topics, including dangerous individuals and organizations, UNPRESS can not be used as a platform to provide a community for, advocate for or spread dangerous propaganda by individuals, agencies, organizations, or networks that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence. This includes terrorist organizations, violent extremist groups, or individuals who affiliate with, promote and recruit others to become engaged in illicit activities.

When we evaluate whether an organization or individual fits this description, our assessments are informed by a groups context, messaging, activities of its members and by national and international terrorism designations and definitions as well as our own criteria, which includes:

  • identification through a stated purpose, publications, such as manifestos, or actions which could reasonable qualify as an extremist or terrorist group;

  • have engaged in, or currently engage in, violence and/or the promotion of violence as a means to further their cause; and

  • targeting of civilians in their acts and/or promotion of violence;

  • identification with a group formed around a shared purpose that has systematically targeted civilians with violence;

  • hate organizations and criminal organizations, including those designated by the United States government as Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpins (SDNTKs); and terrorist organizations, including entities and individuals designated by the United States government as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) or Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs);

  • Identification as a hate organization or hate banned entity, criminal organization, violent non-state actor, militarized social movement, violence-inducing conspiracy network

We also may examine a group’s activities both on and off of UNPRESS in researching an issue to make a determination.

What happens if you violate these standards?

We will remove content that praises, advocates support for or represents dangerous individuals or organizations. Depending on the nature of the content, if it falls until our standards regarding Violence, Threats, Terrorism, Intimidation and Incitement we may also reduce platform functionality for user accounts that are in violation, or ban those accounts. In cases where we feel there are legitimate threats of violence that may result in harm, we will investigate in conjunction with the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

We remove Praise, Substantive Support, and Representation of various Dangerous Organizations and Individuals. These concepts apply to the organizations themselves, their activities, and their members.

For more information see our page: Enforcement Approach

(error) What is in violation of these standards?

We do not allow the creation of communities or content that supports or in any way advocates for terrorist organizations or networks, organized hate groups, hateful ideologies, individuals or organizations involved in organized crime, including those designated by the United States government as specially designated narcotics trafficking kingpins (SDNTKs); hate; or terrorism, including entities designated by the United States government as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) or Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). We also do not allow other people to represent these entities. We do not allow symbols that represent them, or content that praises them or their acts to be used on the platform.

You may not praise, provide support for, advocate for, or represent terrorism, terrorists, violent extremism, violent extremists, or otherwise defined dangerous organizations or individuals

Examples of the types of content or activities that violate this policy include, but are not limited to:

  • engaging in or promoting acts on behalf of a violent organization or extremist group;

  • recruiting for a violent organization or extremist group;

  • providing or distributing services (e.g., financial, media/propaganda) to further a violent organization’s stated goals; and

  • using the insignia or symbol of violent organizations to promote them or indicate affiliation or support.

  • organizing or advocating for violence against civilians;

  • repeatedly dehumanizing or advocating for harm against people based on protected characteristics;

  • engaging in systematic criminal operations.

  • we also remove content that praises, substantively supports or represents ideologies that promote hate, such as nazism and white supremacy.

We do not allow content that praises or substantively supports events that UNPRESS designates as terrorist attacks, hate events, serial murders, hate crimes, mass shootings or violence perpetrated against civilians.

(tick) What is not in violation of these standards?

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 standards are designed to provide a space for these discussions while limiting the risks of potential harm. It is helpful to our moderators when people clearly indicate their intent when creating or sharing such content. If we need to make a determination based on our judgement because a person’s intention is unclear, we err on the side of caution and remove the content.

We allow content which discusses dangerous individuals and organizations, unless the content includes praise of and advocates for them.

We may make exceptions for groups that have reformed or are currently engaging in a peaceful resolution process, as well as groups with representatives who have been elected to public office through democratic elections. We may also make exceptions related to the discussion of terrorism or extremism for clearly educational or documentary purposes. This policy also doesn’t apply to state or governmental organizations, including official government armed forces.

In certain cases, we will allow content that may otherwise violate the Community Standards when it is determined that the content is satirical. Content will only be allowed if the violating elements of the content are being satirized or attributed to something or someone else in order to mock or criticize them.

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