153news.net Community Guidelines

Welcome to 153news.net, a content sharing platform and associated services. 153news.net is focused on the truth and is intended to be a beacon and bastion for the truth, including purveyors of truth as well as those seeking truth. To that end, the goal is to provide a platform where people can express their ideas freely, without the fear of censorship, retribution or retaliation.

Freedom of expression is not without limits though and in order to achieve our goal, as a community, it is important that we have a set of shared standards for how we treat one another and the type of content that is shared.

These community guidelines give an overview of the behavior that is expected from the 153news.net community. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing with and accepting these community guidelines in their entirety.

These guidelines are provided as a set of principles which outline the core expectations for all members of the community. In addition to the Principles, the community guidelines also detail the Policies we follow when dealing with breaches of the Principles.

Principles

These principles provide the definition of the code of conduct that we expect the community to follow – both creators and subscribers. They are intended to foster an inclusive environment where all users can express themselves, their thoughts and/or opinions and allow an open and civil discussion without hostility, inappropriate criticism or discrimination.

Freedom of Speech and censorship

Censorship involves the suppression of speech or public communication and raises issues of freedom of speech which, in the United States of America, is protected by the First Amendment and the United States.

While we believe in free speech, we also believe in common courtesy and respect of others in order to promote and achieve civil discourse among the 153news.net Community. Therefore, any individuals or posts that fail to abide by those basic ideals may be limited or removed.

Freedom of Expression

153news.net is about the free expression of ideas because it is only in such an environment that truth can be expressed. All participants have the same opportunity to express themselves as long as it does not involve criminal activity or impede the rights of others in the community.

Compliant with Law

  • You are expected to follow the laws of your domicile pertaining to online conduct, communication and content.
  • 153news.net will respect applicable laws pertaining to online communications.
  • It is your duty to ensure that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights, referencing fair use laws appropriately.
  • Organizations or individuals that are engaged in terrorist activity are not permitted to use the platform.
  • It may be legally necessary for some content to be filtered based on the country of content consumption.

Equal Rights

All members of the community and wider society should be treated as equals with the same rights, regardless of their race, age, religion, sex or any other arbitrary attribute or self assigned designation.

We do not grant ourselves special voting power above or beyond any other 153news.net account holder, our likes and views count the same as yours. We endeavor to apply the rules evenly and fairly, when someone breaks the rules they are subject to the same consequences as every other member of the 153news.net community

Any actions we or the community take against the members of the community need to be completely transparent, subject to appeal and it is 153news.net's responsibility to make sure this is the case.

Respect & Decency

We expect you to show respect and decency towards fellow members of the community and others.

  • Threatening, inciting or promoting violence will not be tolerated. This includes the posting of terrorist material or supporting terrorist causes. A terrorist being defined as an individual group that promotes threats, harm or violence
  • Sexually explicit content will not be tolerated, including sexual language, videos or photographs.
  • Harassment of others will not be tolerated.
  • Malicious use of the platform will not be tolerated.
  • See Child Abuse

Child Abuse

Content containing or promoting the abuse or sexual involvement of children will not be tolerated and will be reported to the appropriate authorities. If you discover any such material on the site, we implore you to report it to us immediately using the tools provided.

Violent Content

Any content threatening, inciting or promoting violence will not be tolerated, and should be reported when seen. This includes any material that is produced by and/or promoting a designated terrorist organization. Content showing acts of violence should be marked as Not Safe For Work (NSFW) or Not Safe For Life (NSFL) using the sensitivity controls.

Sexually Explicit Content

153news.net is not intended to be a delivery platform for sexually explicit content. Any such content should be reported when seen. If this describes your video, even if it is a video of yourself, do not post it on 153news.net. Some content containing nudity is permitted, as long as it does not portray sexual acts and if it is marked as Not Safe For Work (NSFW) using the sensitivity controls.

Harmful Content

Do not post content that encourages others to do things that might cause them to get badly hurt, especially children. Content showing harmful and/or dangerous acts should be marked as Not Safe For Work (NSFW) or Not Safe For Life (NSFL) using the sensitivity controls.

Harassment

If harassment crosses the line into a malicious attack it can be reported and appropriate action will be taken following review. At times, users may be annoying, insulting and/or petty; in these cases it is often best to simply ignore them and move on.

  • Harassment may include, and is not limited to:
  • Sustained abuse after a clear request to stop.
  • Revealing someone's personal information that has not already been made publicly available by the individual, including sensitive personally identifiable information such as addresses, social security numbers, passport numbers, phone numbers or bank account numbers.
  • All unlawful harassment, as determined within the domicile of the originator.
  • Incitement to harass other users.
  • Coordinated group attacks with the aim to shame, silence or otherwise shut down other users.

Malicious Use

Malicious use of the site and/or the functionality provided is not permitted. The following are some examples of what we consider to be malicious use:

  • Spam - Do not post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.
  • Misleading Metadata - Do not create misleading descriptions, tags, titles, or thumbnails in order to increase views or otherwise trick users.
  • Scamming - Do not attempt to scam others out of their earnings, views, votes or anything else.
  • Name Squatting & Impersonation - Do not name squat or impersonate a user, channel or other similar entity on the site.
  • Metric Manipulation - Do no manipulate metrics such as views, likes and/or subscriptions. When this is detected such metrics will be adjusted to compensate.

Any occurrences of malicious use should be reported when seen.

Responsibility

As an individual, you are responsible for our own actions, and you may be held accountable for any content that you add to the site, including but not limited to videos, titles, descriptions, comments and any other associated items. You are not responsible for the actions of others on the site, however you should consider that others maybe influenced and/or incited by the content you produce.

It is the responsibility of the content creators to ensure that the correct sensitivity is assigned to any videos that are uploaded to their channels.

All members of the community have a responsibility to each other to ensure we comply with these Principles at all times.

Compliant with Law

We expect members of the community to follow the laws of their domicile pertaining to online conduct, communication and content. 153news.net will respect applicable laws pertaining to online communications.

You own and are responsible for all of the content and information you post on 153news.net. However, before sharing content on 153news.net, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. You should make reference to fair use laws appropriately where applicable.

We do not allow any organizations or individuals that are engaged in terrorist activity to have a presence on 153news.net. Furthermore, material produced by and/or promoting such organizations or individuals is not permitted and will be removed.

Note: Using portions of such content can be acceptable, if it is done so appropriately for critique and/or its newsworthiness.

In some domiciles it may be legally required that those, within that domicile, who upload certain content are reported to the appropriate authorities. For example in the case of child abuse, 153news.net does comply with these laws.

When requested to do so by the authorities, we may apply filters on specific content that is considered illegal within their country. These filters will be applied so that do not affect other countries where the content is considered legal.

Policies

Moderation

Currently moderation activities, such as reviewing reports, are carried out by 153news.net staff. So please allow a reasonable time for us to process your reports. Notification of the result of your report will be sent to your registered email address.

In the future, we will be introducing a community based moderation process for the less controversial report classifications. More details on this system will be published here when available.

Flagging & Reporting

If you wish to flag or report content you have seen on the website that is in violation of the community guidelines, then please use the flag functionality available on all pages that host content. Alternatively, you can submit an email to report@153news.net.

Note: Abuse of the flagging and reporting processes may lead to account suspension.

Appeals

We are aware that sometimes the result of moderation activity may not always be satisfactory, and that new evidence may have become available to alter the outcome. For such circumstances an appeal process has been put in place and can be requested via an email to report@153news.net

Note: Abuse of the appeal process may lead to account suspension.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about the Terms, the Service or the practices of 153news.net, please contact us at legal@153news.net