Community Standards

We recognize and understand how important it is for Outdoorsy Black Women to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take seriously our role in keeping abuse off our service. That’s why we’ve developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on Outdoorsy Black Women. Our policies are based on feedback from our community and the advice of experts in fields such as technology, public safety and human rights. To ensure that everyone’s voice is valued, we take great care to craft policies that are inclusive of different views and beliefs, in particular those of people and communities that might otherwise be overlooked or marginalized.

The goal of our Community Standards has always been to create a place for expression and give people a voice. This has not and will not change. Building community and bringing the us all closer together depends on people’s ability to share diverse views, experiences, ideas and information. We want people to be able to talk openly about the issues that matter to them, even if some may disagree or find them objectionable. In some cases, we allow content for public awareness which would otherwise go against our Community Standards – if it is newsworthy and in the public interest. We do this only after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm and we look to international human rights standards to make these judgments. As such, we consider the newsworthiness of content posted by anyone, including news organizations and individuals users. For example, we have allowed content that graphically depicts war or the consequences of war where it is important to public discourse.

Our commitment to expression is paramount, but we recognize the internet creates new and increased opportunities for abuse. For these reasons, when we limit expression, we do it in service of one or more of the following values:

Authenticity: We want to make sure the content people are seeing on Outdoorsy Black Women is authentic. We believe that authenticity creates a better environment for sharing, and that’s why we don’t want people using Outdoorsy Black Women to misrepresent who they are or what they’re doing.

Safety: We are committed to making Outdoorsy Black Women a safe place. Expression that threatens people has the potential to intimidate, exclude or silence others and isn’t allowed on Outdoorsy Black Women.

Privacy: We are committed to protecting personal privacy and information. Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves, and to choose how and when to share on Outdoorsy Black Women and to connect more easily.

Respect: We believe that all people are equal in respect, dignity and rights. We expect that people will respect the dignity of others and not harass or degrade others.

Our Community Standards apply to everyone, all around the world, and to all types of content. They’re designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hateful may still be removed for violating a different policy. We recognize that words mean different things or affect people differently depending on their local community, language, or background. We work hard to account for these nuances while also applying our policies consistently and fairly to people and their expression. Our enforcement of these standards relies on information available to us. In some cases, this means that we may not detect content and behavior that violates these standards, and in others, enforcement may be limited to circumstances where we have been provided with additional information and context.

People can report potentially violating content, including Pages, Groups, Profiles, individual content, and comments. We also give people control over their own experience by allowing them to block, unfollow or hide people and posts.

The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person’s history on the platform. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on Outdoorsy Black Women or disable their profile. We also may notify law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety.

Our Community Standards are a guide for what is and isn’t allowed on Outdoorsy Black Women. It is in this spirit that we ask members of the Outdoorsy Black Women community to follow these guidelines.

1.Violence and Incitement:

Do not post:

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) targeting people or places.

Content that asks or offers services for hire to kill others (for example, hitmen, mercenaries, assassins) or advocates for the use of a hitman, mercenary or assassin against a target.

Content that puts LGBTQI+ people at risk by revealing their sexual identity against their will or without permission

Content that puts unveiled women at risk by revealing their images without veil against their will or without permission

Violent threats against law enforcement officers

Violent threats against people accused of a crime. We will remove this content when we have reason to believe that the content is intended to cause physical harm

Misinformation and unverifiable rumors that contribute to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm

Coded statements where the method of violence or harm is not clearly articulated, but the threat is veiled or implicit

Threats against election officials

Implicit statements of intent or advocacy, calls to action, or aspirational or conditional statements to bring armaments to locations, including but not limited to places of worship, educational facilities, polling places, or locations used to count votes or administer an election (or encouraging others to do the same).

2.Dangerous Individuals and Organizations

We do not allow the following people (living or deceased) or groups to maintain a presence (for example, have an account, Profile, Group) on our platform: Terrorist organizations and terrorists, which include:

Hate organizations and their leaders and prominent members

Mass and multiple murderers (including attempts)

Human trafficking groups and their leaders

Criminal organizations and their leaders and prominent members

We do not allow symbols that represent any of the above organizations or individuals to be shared on our platform without context that condemns or neutrally discusses the content.

We do not allow content that praises any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

We do not allow coordination of support for any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

We do not allow content that praises, supports, or represents events that Outdoorsy Black Women designates as terrorist attacks, hate events, mass murders or attempted mass murders, serial murders, hate crimes and violating events.

3.Coordinating Harm and Publicizing Crime

Do not post content that falls into the following categories:

Harm against people

Depicting, admitting to or promoting the following acts committed by you or your associates:

Statements of intent, calls to action, representing, supporting, or advocating for, or depicting, admitting to or speaking positively about, the following acts committed by you or your associates:

Depicting, promoting, advocating for or encouraging:

Harm against animals

Statements of intent, calls to action, representing, supporting or advocating for, or depicting, admitting to or promoting:

Harm against property

Statements of intent, calls to action, representing, supporting or advocating for harm against property that depicts, admits to, or promotes the following acts committed by you or your associates:

Voter and/or Census Fraud

Voter and/or Census Interference

Do not post:
Content revealing the identity of someone as a witness, informant, activist, or individuals whose identity or involvement in a legal case has been restricted from public disclosure

4.Fraud and Deception

Content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the following activities:

Offering, solicitation and trade of:

Goods/property purchased with stolen financial information

Future exam papers or answer sheets where answers are not meant to be widely shared

Educational and professional certificates

Credentials for paid subscription services

Fake user reviews

Fake or manipulated documents, e.g. coupons, medical prescriptions

Fake or counterfeit currency

Offering or selling of personally identifiable information

Coordination or facilitation of betting manipulation, e.g. match fixing

Recruitment of workforce for the purpose of fraudulent activities, e.g. Social Security Number (SSN) scams

Other forms of deception aimed at depriving people of money or property such as:

Confidence schemes, e.g. romance/military impersonation scams

Ponzi schemes or Pyramid schemes

Setting up false businesses or entities

Investment schemes with promise of high rates of return

For the following Community Standards, we require additional information and/or context to enforce:

Do not post:

Content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the following activities:

Bribery

Embezzlement

Money laundering (concealment of the origins of criminally obtained money)