Nodis Community Guidelines
All Nodis network members are required to respect the Nodis Community Guidelines. One guideline violation may result in any sanction ranging from a strike assignment to a permanent ban. Guidelines can be subjected to updates in the future.
Illegal or Regulated Goods or Services
This guideline prohibits the use of Nodis for any unlawful behavior or to further illegal activities. This includes selling, buying, or facilitating transactions in illegal goods or services, as well as certain types of regulated goods or services. In some cases, we may ask you to contact a law enforcement agency and have them contact us via our law enforcement request page to ensure we have enough context to enforce this policy. In addition to reports received, we proactively surface activity that may violate this policy for human review. Goods or services covered under this guideline include, but are not limited to: counterfeit goods and services*; drugs and controlled substances; human trafficking; products made from endangered or protected species; sexual services; stolen goods; and weapons, including firearms, ammunition, and explosives, and instructions on making weapons (e.g. bombs, 3D printed guns, etc.)
This guideline aims to limit exposure to sensitive images and videos and to prevent the sharing of potentially disturbing types of sensitive media. For this reason, we differentiate our enforcement approach depending on the type of media that has been shared and where it has been shared. Graphic violence, adult content, and hateful imagery: - you can’t target people with unsolicited images or videos that contain graphic violence, adult content, or hateful imagery; and - you can’t include graphic violence, adult content, or hateful imagery within live video, profile, header, or List banner images. Violent sexual conduct and gratuitous gore We prohibit violent sexual conduct to prevent the normalization of sexual assault and non-consensual violence associated with sexual acts. We prohibit gratuitous gore content because research has shown that repeated exposure to violent content online may negatively impact an individual’s wellbeing. For these reasons, you can’t share images or videos that depict violent sexual conduct or gratuitous gore on Nodis. Note: very limited exceptions may be made for gory media associated with newsworthy events.
Suicide or self-harm
Under this guideline, you can’t promote, or otherwise encourage, suicide or self-harm. We define promotion and encouragement to include statements such as “the most effective”, “the easiest”, “the best”, “the most successful”, “you should”, “why don’t you”. Violations of this policy can occur via posts, images or videos, including live video. We define suicide to be the act of taking one’s own life. We define self-harm to include: self-inflicted physical injuries e.g., cutting; and eating disorders e.g., bulimia, anorexia. Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to: encouraging someone to physically harm or kill themselves; asking others for encouragement to engage in self-harm or suicide, including seeking partners for group suicides or suicide games; and sharing information, strategies, methods or instructions that would assist people to engage in self-harm and suicide.
You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories. Hateful imagery and display names: You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header. You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category.
This guideline prohibits the use of insults, profanity, or slurs to target others. In some cases, such as (but not limited to) severe, repetitive usage of insults or slurs where the primary intent is to harass or intimidate others, we may require post removal. In other cases, such as (but not limited to) moderate, isolated usage of insults and profanity where the primary intent is to harass or intimidate others, we may limit post visibility as further described below. Please also note that while some individuals may find certain terms to be offensive, we will not take action against every instance where insulting terms are used. This guideline prohibits behavior that encourages others to harass or target specific individuals or groups with abusive behavior. This includes, but is not limited to; calls to target people with abuse or harassment online and behavior that urges offline action such as physical harassment. This guideline prohibits content that denies that mass murder or other mass casualty events took place, where we can verify that the event occured, and when the content is shared with abusive intent. This may include references to such an event as a “hoax” or claims that victims or survivors are fake or “actors.” It includes, but is not limited to, events like the Holocaust, school shootings, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters.
Child Sexual Exploitation
This guideline prohibits any content that depicts or promotes child sexual exploitation including, but not limited to: visual depictions of a child engaging in sexually explicit or sexually suggestive acts; illustrated, computer-generated or other forms of realistic depictions of a human child in a sexually explicit context, or engaging in sexually explicit acts; sexualized commentaries about or directed at a known or unknown minor; and links to third-party sites that host child sexual exploitation material. The following behaviors are also not permitted: sharing fantasies about or promoting engagement in child sexual exploitation; expressing a desire to obtain materials that feature child sexual exploitation; recruiting, advertising or expressing an interest in a commercial sex act involving a child, or in harboring and/or transporting a child for sexual purposes; sending sexually explicit media to a child; engaging or trying to engage a child in a sexually explicit conversation; trying to obtain sexually explicit media from a child or trying to engage a child in sexual activity through blackmail or other incentives; identifying alleged victims of childhood sexual exploitation by name or image; and promoting or normalizing sexual attraction to minors as a form of identity or sexual orientation.
Glorification of Violence
Under this guideline, you can’t glorify, celebrate, praise or condone violent crimes, violent events where people were targeted because of their membership in a protected group, or the perpetrators of such acts. We define glorification to include praising, celebrating, or condoning statements, such as “I’m glad this happened”, “This person is my hero”, “I wish more people did things like this”, or “I hope this inspires others to act”. Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to, glorifying, praising, condoning, or celebrating: violent acts committed by civilians that resulted in death or serious physical injury, e.g., murders, mass shootings; attacks carried out by terrorist organizations or violent extremist groups (as defined by our terrorism and violent extremism policy); and violent events that targeted protected groups, e.g., the Holocaust, Rwandan genocide.
Under this guideline, you can’t affiliate with and promote the illicit activities of a terrorist organization or violent extremist group. Examples of the types of content that violate this policy include, but are not limited to: engaging in or promoting acts on behalf of a violent organization; recruiting for a violent organization; 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.
Under this guideline, you can’t state an intention to inflict violence on a specific person or group of people. We define intent to include statements like “I will”, “I’m going to”, or “I plan to”, as well as conditional statements like “If you do X, I will”. Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to: threatening to kill someone; threatening to sexually assault someone; threatening to seriously hurt someone and/or commit a other violent act that could lead to someone’s death or serious physical injury; and asking for or offering a financial reward in exchange for inflicting violence on a specific person or group of people.
Under this guideline, you can’t post or share explicit images or videos that were taken, appear to have been taken or that were shared without the consent of the people involved. Examples of the types of content that violate this guideline include, but are not limited to: hidden camera content featuring nudity, partial nudity, and/or sexual acts; creepshots or upskirts - images or videos taken of people’s buttocks, up an individual’s skirt/dress or other clothes that allows people to see the person’s genitals, buttocks, or breasts; images or videos that superimpose or otherwise digitally manipulate an individual’s face onto another person’s nude body; images or videos that are taken in an intimate setting and not intended for public distribution; and offering a bounty or financial reward in exchange for intimate images or videos.
Under this guideline, you can’t share the following types of private information, without the permission of the person who it belongs to: home address or physical location information, including street addresses, GPS coordinates or other identifying information related to locations that are considered private; identity documents, including government-issued IDs and social security or other national identity numbers – note: we may make limited exceptions in regions where this information is not considered to be private; contact information, including non-public personal phone numbers or email addresses; financial account information, including bank account and credit card details; and other private information, including biometric data or medical records. The following behaviors are also not permitted: threatening to publicly expose someone’s private information; sharing information that would enable individuals to hack or gain access to someone’s private information without their consent,e.g., sharing sign-in credentials for online banking services; asking for or offering a bounty or financial reward in exchange for posting someone’s private information; asking for a bounty or financial reward in exchange for not posting someone’s private information, sometimes referred to as blackmail.
Accounts with similar usernames or that are similar in appearance (e.g., the same profile image) are not automatically in violation of the impersonation guideline. In order to violate our impersonation guideline, the account must portray another entity in a misleading or deceptive manner. An account will not be removed if: The user shares your name but has no other commonalities, or The profile clearly states it is not affiliated with or connected to any similarly-named individuals or brands. Nodis users are allowed to create parody, newsfeed, commentary, or fan accounts.
This guideline prohibits spam or other types of platform manipulation. We define platform manipulation as using Nodis to engage in bulk, aggressive, or deceptive activity that misleads others and/or disrupts their experience. Platform manipulation can take many forms and our rules are intended to address a wide range of prohibited behavior, including: commercially-motivated spam, that typically aims to drive traffic or attention from a conversation on Nodis to accounts, websites, products, services, or initiatives; inauthentic engagements, that attempt to make accounts or content appear more popular or active than they are; coordinated activity, that attempts to artificially influence conversations through the use of multiple accounts, fake accounts, automation and/or scripting; and coordinated harmful activity that encourages or promotes behavior which violates the Nodis Community Guidelines.
Trademark & Copyrights
You may not violate others’ intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark. A trademark is a word, logo, phrase, or device that distinguishes a trademark holder’s good or service in the marketplace. Trademark law may prevent others from using a trademark in an unauthorized or confusing manner.