community guidelines

TikTok Announces End to 'Delinquent' Shenanigans as Serious Vulnerabilities Are Exposed

TikTok Announces End to 'Delinquent' Shenanigans as Serious Vulnerabilities Are Exposed

After several frenzied months of investigation over who TikTok is and what it wants with our teens, TikTok has posted new community guidelines that reflect the platform’s “driving philosophy” towards

TikTok bans 'misleading' videos and 'underage delinquent behavior'

TikTok has given its community guidelines a pretty massive update in an effort to "maintain a supportive and welcoming environment." Its section on minor safety, for instance, looks a lot more
How dare Lyft users violate community guidelines with last names like Dick, Cumming, Poon

How dare Lyft users violate community guidelines with last names like Dick, Cumming, Poon

Lyft's safeguards were working overtime Thursday as the ride-sharing company culled through its users' listed names. The automated system is apparently on the hunt for any offensive content that
Need a Lyft? Too bad, Dick Assman

Need a Lyft? Too bad, Dick Assman

And before you ask: Yes, that’s a real name. Read more...
Facebook Has One Big Boob Problem

Facebook Has One Big Boob Problem

Dozens of activists plopped a giant inflatable boob outside Facebook’s London headquarters to protest the platform’s restrictions on depictions of nudity, the .

YouTube is making its terms of service easier to read

If you visit YouTube today, you'll see a pop-up window alerting you that the platform's Terms of Service will be updated on December 10th. The new terms do not change the way YouTube treats your info,

Instagram Wants to Be More Artist-Friendly: Here’s What It Needs to Do

Instagram reportedly held a closed-door meeting with artists and museum bigwigs to discuss changing the platform's policies when it comes to nudity.

NLRB tells Google to remind workers they can speak freely (updated)

Regulators have reportedly told Google to remind employees they can discuss politics and workplace issues, which follows a directive from the company ordering them to "avoid controversies that are

Google's internal community guidelines discourage political discussions

Today, Google released a new set of community guidelines that bans political discussions inside the company and reminds Googlers that they are responsible for their words and will be held accountable
Instagram will give users chance to fix accounts in danger of being banned

Instagram will give users chance to fix accounts in danger of being banned

Instagram will start issuing warnings for accounts that are in danger of being banned. People will also be able to appeal for the restoration of deleted content through the notifications, instead of
An Indian court lifts the ban on downloading TikTok

An Indian court lifts the ban on downloading TikTok

The ban was causing losses of $500,000 per day to the company.

Leaked emails show Facebook is still struggling to tackle hate speech

On the same day that Facebook announced it was banning white nationalism from its platforms, journalists obtained a lengthy email chain involving Instagram's content moderators, highlighting their
YouTube revamps Community Guidelines strike system to improve clarity and consistency

YouTube revamps Community Guidelines strike system to improve clarity and consistency

Odds are, we've all heard from our favorite YouTube creators about the woes of the strike system. Most of the complaints center around copyright violations, which is a whole other beast entirely.
YouTube updates policies to explicitly ban dangerous pranks, challenges

YouTube updates policies to explicitly ban dangerous pranks, challenges

Stunts like the inane "Bird Box challenge" are getting the ax.
Avoid These Types of Behavior in Any Group Setting

Avoid These Types of Behavior in Any Group Setting

Most communities, online or offline, come with some hard boundaries: no hate speech, no threats, no harassment. But a good community recognizes some more borderline behavior—stuff that isn’t as
2 Popular Twitch Streamers Banned for a Month Over Hate Speech

2 Popular Twitch Streamers Banned for a Month Over Hate Speech

Destiny and m0E received 30-day bans for their homophobic, violent, ableist and racist language on their streams.
6 things Facebook's community guidelines just revealed you can’t do

6 things Facebook's community guidelines just revealed you can’t do

Do not post nudes — unless you’re photoshopping a “visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks” onto a public figure.
Here’s Everything That’s Banned on Facebook, All on One Page

Here’s Everything That’s Banned on Facebook, All on One Page

Facebook has publicly released its most complete community guidelines to date after many years keeping the specific rules its moderators used to govern the platform secret. The update tacked over