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Tier 1: Target anyone maliciously by:

  • Repeatedly contacting someone in a manner that is: 
    • Unwanted, or
    • Sexually harassing, or
    • Directed at a large number of individuals with no prior solicitation.
  • Attacking someone based on their status as a victim of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, or domestic abuse.
  • Calling for self-injury or suicide of a specific person, or group of people.
  • Attacking someone through derogatory terms related to sexual activity (for example: whore, slut).
  • Posting content about a violent tragedy, or victims of violent tragedies that include claims that a violent tragedy did not occur.
  • Posting content about victims or survivors of violent tragedies or terrorist attacks by name or by image, with claims that they are: 
    • Acting/pretending to be a victim of an event.
    • Otherwise paid or employed to mislead people about their role in the event.
  • Threatening to release an individual’s private phone number, residential address or email address.
  • Making statements of intent to engage in a sexual activity or advocating for them to engage in a sexual activity.
  • Making severe sexualized commentary
  • Sharing derogatory sexualized photoshopped imagery or drawings 
  • Calling for, or making statements of intent to engage in, bullying and/or harassment.
  • Posting content that further degrades or expresses disgust toward individuals who are depicted in the process of, or right after, menstruating, urinating, vomiting, or defecating 
  • Creating Pages or Groups that are dedicated to attacking individual(s) by: 
    • Calling for death, or to contract or develop a medical condition.
    • Making statements of intent of advocating to engage in sexual activity.
    • Making claims that the individual has or may have a sexually transmitted disease.
    • Sexualizing another adult.
  • Sending messages that contain the following attacks when aimed at an individual or group of individuals in the thread: 
    • Attacks referenced in Tier 1, 2 and 4 of this policy.
    • Targeted cursing.
    • Calls for death, serious disease, disability, epidemic disease or physical harm.

Tier 2: Target private individuals, limited scope public figures (for example, individuals whose primary fame is limited to their activism, journalism, or those who become famous through involuntary means) or public figures who are minors with: 

  • Calls for death, or to contract or develop a medical condition.
  • Female-gendered cursing terms when used in a derogatory way.
  • Claims about sexual activity or sexually transmitted diseases except in the context of criminal allegations against adults about non-consensual sexual touching.
  • Pages or Groups created to attack through: 
    • Targeted cursing.
    • Negative physical descriptions.
    • Claims about religious identity or blasphemy.
    • Expressions of contempt or disgust.
    • Female-gendered cursing terms when used in a derogatory way.

Tier 3: Target public figures by purposefully exposing them to:

  • For adults and minors: 
    • Calls for death, or to contract or develop a medical condition.
    • Claims about sexually transmitted disease
    • Female-gendered cursing terms when used in a derogatory way.
    • Content that praises, celebrates or mocks their death or medical condition. 
    • Attacks through negative physical descriptions.
  • For minors: 
    • Comparisons to animals or insects that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object (“cow,” “monkey” “potato”).
    • Content manipulated to highlight, circle or otherwise negatively draw attention to specific physical characteristics (nose, ear and so on).

Tier 4: Target private individuals or limited scope public figures (for example, individuals whose primary fame is limited to their activism, journalism, or those who become famous through involuntary means) with:

  • Comparisons to animals or insects that are culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior or to an inanimate object (“cow,” “monkey” “potato”).
  • Content manipulated to highlight, circle or otherwise negatively draw attention to specific physical characteristics (nose, ear and so on).
  • Attacks through negative physical descriptions.
  • Content that ranks individuals on physical appearance or personality.
  • Content sexualizing another adult.
  • Content that further degrades individuals who are depicted being physically bullied except in self-defense and fight-sport contexts.
  • Content that praises, celebrates, or mocks their death or serious physical injury. 
  • In addition to the above, attacks through Pages or Groups: 
    • Negative character or ability claims.
    • First-person voice bullying only if the object targets more than one private individual.

Tier 5: Target private adults (who must self-report) or any private minors or involuntary minor public figures with:

  • Targeted cursing.
  • Claims about romantic involvement, sexual orientation or gender identity. 
  • Coordination, advocacy or promotion of exclusion.
  • Negative character or ability claims, except in the context of criminal allegations and business reviews against adults. We allow criminal allegations so that people can draw attention to personal experiences or offline events. In cases in which criminal allegations pose off-line harm to the named individual, however, we may remove them.
  • Expressions of contempt or disgust, except in the context of criminal allegations against adults.

Tier 6: Target private individuals who are minors with:

  • Allegations about criminal or illegal behavior.
  • Videos of physical bullying shared in a non-condemning context.

Tier 7: Target private individuals (who must self-report) with:

  • First-person voice bullying.
  • Unwanted manipulated imagery.
  • Comparison to other public, fictional or private individuals on the basis of physical appearance
  • Claims about religious identity or blasphemy.
  • Comparisons to animals or insects that are not culturally perceived as intellectually or physically inferior (“tiger,” “lion”).
  • Neutral or positive physical descriptions.
  • Non-negative character or ability claims.
  • Any bullying or harassment violation, when shared in an endearing context.
  • Attacks through derogatory terms related to a lack of sexual activity.