Violence and Criminal Behavior

Threats

While we know that people sometimes express frustration or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we can’t risk the safety of our community or the general public by ignoring threats of physical harm. We will attempt to consider language and context when distinguishing casual comments from credible threats to public or personal safety, but Freelance Mantra will also act quickly to block accounts and may notify law enforcement when threats appear to be credible.

Do not:

  • Threaten violence against another community member.
  • Offer or ask for services that threaten violence against individuals, groups or the general public.

Incitement

Incitement means encouraging or asking other people to engage in unlawful conduct.  Be aware that inciting others to commit a crime may be a crime in itself, regardless of the outcome of the request. 

Do not:

  • Ask for or instruct people to break the law.
  • Engage in activities of questionable legality.

Terrorism

International and domestic terror organizations are known to use the internet to create and spread propaganda designed to radicalize vulnerable people and to develop and distribute materials designed to foster and aid terrorist attacks. Terrorist use of the internet poses a threat to global security. Terrorist groups are always adopting new techniques to avoid detection, including sharing material via hacked accounts and subtly altering propaganda videos. Terrorist groups place a huge premium on reaching their audience quickly.

Do not offer or ask for:

  • The promotion of terrorist activities.
  • Services or products related to terror organizations or terrorists.
  • Editing Content linked to terrorist acts.
  • Recruitment to terror organizations.

We do allow people to offer or ask for content regarding the research of terror or content that is related to the prevention of terror.