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Spirit of the Policy
In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that are engaged in the following to have a presence on Medal:
- Terrorist Organizations
- Organized Hate
- Mass or attempted mass murder(s)
- Organized violence and criminal activity.
We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities. These entities use violent, exploitative, and hateful means to cause real-world harm. Ultimately, our priority is keeping our community safe and we are committed to removing this content from Medal.
Principles and Rational
We recognize Medal as a social media platform where people may use many different channels such as our application or Discord to discuss different topics or share personal stories and experiences. However, in order to create a safe environment for our community we base our standards generally around the safety of all. Therefore, we do not allow the organization, praise or presence of hateful figures, speech or ideology on our platform.
The goal of our Community Standards is to encourage expression and create a safe environment for our users.
Safety is an essential factor in community building. At Medal, we are dedicated to removing content that encourages or causes real-world harm, including (but not limited to) physical, emotional, or financial injury as well as privacy violation that could harm a targeted individual(s).
We embrace the different backgrounds and diverse views of our community. We want to provide a platform and opportunity for users to not only share their gaming experience, but build lasting bonds with one another. We err on the side of allowing content, even when some find it objectionable, unless removing that content cant prevent real-world harm to the user. We vow to discuss and consider allowing content that otherwise violates our stands if we deem it to be newsworthy, or important to the public interest based on global and national trends.
We recognize the diverse backgrounds of our community from around the world. It's important for us, at Medal, to keep our policies broad in order to apply them consistently and fairly based on an ever-adapting global culture. Because our community standards must transcend cultural, regional, and linguistic barriers, we recognize the need for a broad but consistent standard. Because of the broadness of our policies, in some cases, and when provided with additional context, we will have to make decisions based on the spirit, as opposed to the letter, of the policy.
This type of content violates our policy and is therefore not allowed on our platform.
We do not allow the following people (living or deceased) or groups to maintain a presence on our platform:
- Terrorist organizations and terrorists.
- Hate organizations and their leaders and prominent members.
- People notable for physically attacking people based on a protected characteristic.
- People who have committed or attempted mass murder.
- People who have committed multiple murder.
- Criminal organizations and their leaders and prominent members.
We do not allow symbols that represent any of the above organizations or individuals to be shared on our platform without context that condemns or neutrally discusses the content.
We do not allow content that praises any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by the above organizations or individuals.
We do not allow coordination of support for any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by the above organizations or individuals.
We do not allow events that are internally or externally designated as violating or hate crimes to be promoted or maintain any presence on our platform.
We do not allow content that praises, supports, or represents designated Hateful Ideologies.
This type of content does not violate out community standards and is therefore allowed on our platform.
- Content related to any of the individuals or organization covered under this policy that is shared in the context of;
- News reporting
- Debated and information, educational discourse, including factual statements without praise, support or representation of a hateful ideology or individual(s).
- Disapproval through humor. (Context must be established by user.)
- Violence in a fictional setting. (ex; Kills the goblins on Mercury.)
- For capital punishment for crimes.