Community Standards

The Factbeep is a platform for sharing news and stories that are verified. At the point of posting a particular occurrence the article goes through a series of confirmation process before it is marked as confirmed or verified. We have a strong community of people who are always eager to know the source of beeps made on the platform and if the beeps are verified.

We have realised how important it is to keep Factbeep safe from any acts that can lead to harmful or unpleasant experience for our users. It is for this reason we’ve developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not permitted on Factbeep. Our policies are based on feedback from our community and the advice of experts in fields such as technology, public safety and human rights.

We have set up these guidelines while considering even persons that may want to feel marginalised. This is to ensure that everyone's voice is valued and so we have taken great care to design policies that are inclusive of different views and beliefs.

Community Goals

As a community our aim is to ensure that everyone is given freedom of speech to express themselves as they wish. We want to give every user a voice-an authentic one. Building a community and bringing the world closer together solely depends on people's ability to share diverse experiences, ideas, views and information. It is our desire to have people talk openly about the issues that bother them, even if some may disagree or object outrightly.

Reasons for Limiting Expression

Our commitment to hand our users the reins is incontestable. However, we have also noted that any right or freedom can be abused by certain persons. Therefore, when we choose to limit expression on Factbeep, we do so with these reasons in mind.

Safety

We are dedicated to keeping and ensuring the safety of all users on the platform. We take this very seriously. Any posts that seek to undermine, silence or threaten the freedom of speech of another user is not taken lightly. It is paramount that everyone is safe and sound while using Factbeep.

Privacy

Your personal privacy and information shared on Factbeep is secure from any intruders or hackers. We will not coerce any user into supplying information they may not be comfortable sharing with us. We value our users' privacy and we will never share their information without your say-so.

Validity

We want to make sure that the content people are seeing on Factbeep is authentic and valid at the same time. We accept that authenticity proffers a better environment for sharing, and that's why we frown at people using Factbeep to misrepresent their identity or activities.

Rights

We believe that all people have equal in rights and should be treated with dignity. We expect that people will respect the dignity of others and not harass or demean them. Everyone should be regarded equally regardless of race, class, origin or other proclivities.
Our Community Standards apply to everyone regardless of their location in the world. We have designed it to be easily assimilated and comprehended by all.

We acknowledge that words mean different things or affect people differently depending on their local community, language or background. We work hard to account for these differences while also applying our policies consistently and fairly to everyone. Information made available to us is paramount in keeping the platform safe. Therefore, we may not always detect potentially harmful content or activities that violates our tenets. We may also not be able to meet our commensurate punishment to erring users if we have only limited information at our disposal.

The blowbacks for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the how serious the violation is and the person's history on the platform. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they persist to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on Factbeep or disable their profile as a stricter measure. We may also notify law enforcement agencies when we have reason to believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety.

Our community Standard are a guide for what is and not allowed on Factbeep. We therefore, implore everyone to strictly adhere to these guidelines.

Guidelines

1. Inciting behaviour

We frown against any behaviour on the platform that incites violence of any sort. We extricate content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We do not allow organisation or bodies that may incite crime or violence on our platform. We also find repugnant any user who utilises the platform to praise heads of such organisations on Factbeep.

2. Bullying, Self-injury, Child & Adult abuse

Any form of bullying on Factbeep is not allowed. Any beep or content that is reported to be perceived as such will be removed immediately. We also frown against any content such as beeps or discussions that glorify self-injury or self-harm. Users who are determined to be suicidal by their activities will be referred to professional bodies and health practitioners who will be willing to assist. Such posts will be removed as well.

Any content such as images or videos for verification that seem to reek of child or adult abuse will not be allowed on the platform. Such content will be greatly censored.

3. Hate Speech and Unsavoury Content

We do not allow any speech that spits hate against any user of a certain ethnicity, religious preference, race, culture, disability, or gender. We define hate speech as any content that attacks another person based on their peculiarities. These attacks may come off as violent, dehumanising, expressions of disgust, contempt or dismissal, cursing and calls for segregation or exclusion.

Unsavoury content include graphical content that may be of a violent nature. We remove content that may seem to glorify the suffering of someone. For graphic or violent content that may be have to be allowed, warning labels will be added before such content can be viewed to protect people who may be sensitive or underage children who should not be viewing such. We also restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity for the same reason as stated above.

4. Clamp on Fake news/Authentic Information

This is extremely paramount to us as it is for this reason, we saw it fit to start up Factbeep. We will not allow any information that is deemed false on the platform. In a case where we have to carry out verification checks on a post before labelling it, we will be very clear when such content has been confirmed to be untrue. Authenticity of all data and content placed on Factbeep is our watchword.

Media that has been proven to be manipulated or altered so as to deceive users will be discouraged even before being uploaded as deemed fit by the administrator. We do not allow people misrepresenting themselves on Factbeep. Creation of fake accounts will not be allowed. You can be rest assured that any information shared with us will be kept safe, so you can put your trust in us. Disallowing this lets users see us as trustworthy and dependable.

5. Patency of Information

We take intellectual property issues seriously. You are the sole owner of every bit of information or content you place on the Factbeep platform. We will never claim ownership. However, before you share your content kindly ensure you have the indisputable right to do so. We ask that you honour other people's trademarks, copyrights and other legal rights. We are committed to assisting people and organisations promote and protect their intellectual property rights.