I.1. Imminent violence

Policy Rationale

Our aim is to prevent the potential dangers of contents on Hahalolo from affecting the real world. We understand that people often express disdain or discord by threatening or joking and pretending to call for violence in non-serious ways. That's why we also try to consider the language, context and detail in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether or not a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person's public visibility and weaknesses of the targeted person. We remove content, disable an account, and work with law enforcement agency when we believe there is a genuine risk of material harm or direct threats to public safety.

Do not post the following threatening contents:

Statements that express the will and carry conditions related to violence to against:

  • Any vulnerable group;
  • Public figures, if reliable (unless that person is convicted of a crime or a member of a dangerous organization);
  • Vulnerable person(s), if reliable;
  • A group of people or specific person(s) not named, if reliable;
  • Location, if reliable.

Any content that discloses a particular individual as a member of a group is identified and recognized for the purpose that they may be at risk.

Instructions on how to manufacture or use a weapon if the purpose is to injure or kill people are clearly shown through:

  • Language obviously stating that goal or;
  • Images that explicitly show or simulate the end result (serious injury or death) as a part of the instructions;
  • Unless the clear context indicates that this content is for different purposes (e.g., shared as a part of a defensive act in the entertainment content, national military training, commercial video games or news posting).

Instructions on how to manufacture or use explosives, unless there is clear context that the content is intended for non-violent purposes (e.g, explicit scientific / educational purposes or fireworks).

Revealing identities of vulnerable individuals without their permission.

Any content that contains a statement of intent, a call to action, representation, support or favor for violence resulting from election results.

Misinformation that contributes to imminent violence or physical harm.

A reliable statement of intent to commit violence against any person, group of people or place (province / city or smaller scale). We value reliability based on the information we have and often consider words to be credible if there are the following factors:

  1. Target (person, group of people or location) and one of the following:
    • Bonus / payment needs, or;
    • Mention or specific weapon image, or;
    • Offer to sell or request to buy weapons, or;
    • Clear spelled out address or building name.
  2. A target and two or more details below (can be two of the same detail):
    • Location;
    • Timing;
    • Method.

Any statement of intent to commit violence against vulnerable people (identified by name, title, image or other reference information) or vulnerable group, including ( but not limited to) heads of state, witnesses and confidential informants, social activists and journalists.

Calling for violence or declaring pro-violence for the following targets (identified by name, title, image or other reference information):

  • Any vulnerable person or group, including (but not limited to) heads of state, elected officials, witnesses and confidential informants, social activists and journalists;
  • Public figures if reliable as defined above;
  • A group of people or specific person(s) not named, if reliable;
  • Location, if reliable;
  • In case no target is specified but there is an icon indicating the target or a weapon image.
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