Community Guidelines

Welcome to BitChute, a peer-to-peer content sharing platform and associated services. Our mission is to put people and free speech first. Create and upload your own content to share with others.

These community guidelines provide an overview of the behaviour that is expected from the BitChute community, including you. These guidelines are provided as a set of high level Principles which outline the core expectations for all members of the community. In addition to the Principles, the community guidelines also detail the Policies we follow when dealing with breaches of the Principles.

Principles

There are five Princilples that the community should aim to adhere to, these are as follows:

Free Speech

We promote free speech and freedom of discussion.

Members of the community are free to voice their opinions and respond to other member opinions. We ask that you do this in a legal and considerate way.

Respect & Decency

Showing respect and decency towards fellow members of the community and others is required.

  • Bullying will not be tolerated.
  • Threatening, inciting, promoting or glorifying violence will not be tolerated.
  • Content containing or promoting pornography will not be tolerated.

Responsibility

We and the members of the community have a responsibility to each other to ensure we comply with these Principles at all times.

Transparency

Any actions we or the community take against the members of the community need to be completely transparent, and subject to appeal.

Compliant with Law

We expect members of the community to follow the laws of their domicile pertaining to online conduct, communication and content. BitChute will respect applicable laws pertaining to online communications.

Policies

Flagging & Reporting

If you wish to flag or report content you have seen on the website that is in violation of the community guidelines, then please use the flag functionality available on all pages that host content. Alternatively, you can submit an email to report@bitchute.com.

Note: Abuse of the flagging and reporting processes may lead to account suspension.

Moderation

Currently moderation activities, such as reviewing reports, are carried out by BitChute staff. So please allow a reasonable time for us to process your reports. Notification of the result of your report will be sent to your registered email address.

In the future, we will be introducing a community based moderation process for the less controversial report classifications. More details on this system will be published here when available.

Appeals

We are aware that sometimes the result of moderation activity may not always be satisfactory, and that new evidence may have become available to alter the outcome. For such circumstances an appeal process has been put in place and can be requested via an email to report@bitchute.com.

Note: Abuse of the appeal process may lead to account suspension.

Content Sensitivity

To help users control the content that is presented to them, they can adjust the content sensitivity level via their profile preferences. By default all content will be marked as Normal sensitivity. Creators can voluntarily mark their content as Not Safe For Work. The flagging, reporting, moderation and appeal processes will be employed to ensure the appropriate sensitivity level is applied to content.

Available content sensitivity levels are as follows:

Not Safe For Work (NSFW)

Content that is not safe for viewing in the workplace, or similar environments, must be marked as such by the content creator.

The reporting process should be utilised to flag content that has not been appropriately marked as Not Safe For Work (NSFW).

Not Safe For Life (NSFL)

This level of sensitivity goes beyond Not Safe For Work (NSFW), as it does not matter where you view the material; many if not most people will find this content upsetting.

Material that contains graphic content, which should be viewed with discretion, must be marked as Not Safe For Life (NSFL) by the content creator.

The reporting process should be utilised to flag content that has not been appropriately marked as Not Safe For Life (NSFL).

Normal

All content that is not assigned a specific sensitivity will be marked as Normal. This is default for all newly created content on the site.

Note: Creators will be unable to directly change the sensitivity of content that has been set through the moderation process.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about the Terms, the Service or the practices of BitChute, please contact us at legal@bitchute.com.


This document was last updated on October 24th, 2017.