At Newsvoice we're avid supporters of free speech and embrace different opinions no matter how unconventional they are. However, to be able to keep Newsvoice in the App Store and Google Play we need to adhere to their rules.
We'll never remove a comment, unless required by law. Instead, we hide offensive comments. These hidden comments can still be accessed through our web page, by any member. We do this to provide a layer of transparency and accountability that other social media platforms lack.
Comments that will be removed include:
Comments that will be hidden include:
Note: We want to point out that Newsvoice is not the ultimate arbiter of truth and we do not hide comment if the only reason is that the view presented is offensive.
We never delete comments unless it is required by law. Keep in mind that what is illegal in the “real world” is also illegal online and we’ll remove any illegal content. What’s illegal also differs from country to country. We don’t currently have the bandwidth to do custom moderation on a per country basis. This means that we on rare occasions remove content that may still be legal in some places.
We strictly do not allow sexual content of any nature that targets minors and will remove it. This includes:
Comments that threaten, bully or harass another user will be removed. This includes:
We'll remove comments that facilitate the sale and promotion of explosives, firearms, ammunition, firearms accessories (this includes instructions on how to use firearms or make them), narcotics, or any form of alcohol and tobacco. Comments that details or link to matertial that advocates or promotes human trafficking of any nature will be removed.
Comments that encourage violence will be removed. This could be a threat that could lead to death or other forms of violence that’s directed towards another user, a specific group or a general person of interest.
Comments around terrorism can be broadly classified into two categories:
While we aim to have the greatest possible degree of transparency and are tolerant of the expression of opinions, we’ll hide comments that break App Store and Google Play rules if reported by users.
Unnecessary or strong cursing does not really add any value to a discussion. We’ll hide comments which include insults to another user, if reported.
Comments that veer into a rant or are about a totally unrelated matter will be hidden if reported.
Newsvoice is for humans only so we hide:
If reported we’ll hide comments which lack reasonable sensitivity towards or capitalize on a natural disaster, atrocity, conflict, death or other tragic events.
Negative generalizations within a comment, if reported, will be hidden. Such as a direct attack on people based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste sex, gender and serious disease or disability. We define attack as violent or dehumanising speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation.