Community Guidelines

Last Updated, November 20, 2020
Our Community Guidelines along with relevant portions of the Terms of Use (collectively, the “Guidelines”) govern your relationship with and use of Clapper, and are enforced by us, the admins.

Clapper intends to inspire creativity and public discourse without fear of censorship. We are a platform of neutrality and free speech where users can converse and discover the world around them through content. We advocate free speech, not hate speech. We advocate debate, not abuse. We advocate open-mindedness, not personal attacks. We advocate originality, not plagiarism. To accomplish this, we generally allow Clapper users to moderate and curate their own content, but also have set basic Guidelines to protect the safety and privacy of our users and others. To that end, our Guidelines are based on Equality, Unbiasedness, Respect, and Law.

You must follow each of the below “Overarching Principles,” as well as any other principles outlined in the Guidelines. Users who violate any of the Guidelines may be restricted, suspended, or otherwise banned, in our sole discretion. Again, our hope is that the Clapper community is defined by you, but the Clapper admins must reserve the right to revoke access or remove content for any reason, without notice, especially when it comes to the safety and privacy of our users and others.

Overarching Principles

1.No attacks on others. All Clapper users are humans, which means they FEEL. We strictly do not allow harassment, bullying, identity-based attacks, racism, impersonation, or threats, advocation, or provocation of violence on our platform .

2.No violations of privacy. You may not post others’ confidential, non-consensual, and/or sensitive details or impersonate others. Further, you may not post or threaten to post intimate or sexually-explicit media without the subject’s consent.

3.No illegality or tortious activity. You may not post anything that is illegal, tortious, or that violates any law or regulation, nor may you use Clapper to solicit or facilitate illegal, tortious, or prohibited activities or transactions, including but not limited to those involving controlled substances or contraband.

4.No explicit or suggestive content involving minors. You may not post or encourage others to post sexual or suggestive content involving minors.

5.No spamming, phishing, bots or malicious software. You may not post, distribute, facilitate, or use Clapper in furtherance of phishing schemes, spam, malware, or other malicious code, nor may you use bots on Clapper.

For additional details, please refer to Section 5 of the Terms of Use.

Enforcement

We have a variety of ways to enforce these Guidelines, in our discretion, which we’ll exercise based on the gravity of the violation, including but not limited to:
  • Warnings
  • Temporary or permanent suspension of accounts
  • Restriction of rights or privileges on accounts
  • Removal of content
  • Deletion of account
  • Device ban fully revoking access to the Clapper platform

Reporting Violations

Clapper is content-neutral, such that we won’t remove posts or users based solely on their expressed viewpoints.

That said, to ensure the safety and privacy of our users and others, Clapper relies upon its users to report violations of these Guidelines. To report a violation: (1) visit the relevant user’s profile and click the ellipsis in the right-hand corner; (2) select “Report” from the pop-up menu; and (3) follow the prompts to complete your report:

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

We will then conduct a review of your report. If we, in our sole discretion, determine that a reported user or content violates these Guidelines, we will act against the violation and inform the reporter accordingly.

Before reporting violations, please keep in mind that people have differing opinions, reporting doesn’t guarantee a certain result, and that we reserve the right to decide whether to remove content or users in our sole discretion. For additional details see Section 9 of the Terms of Use.