Tackling Hate Speech
Tackling Hate SpeechStagBoiz is a space for creators and fans to be who they are and express themselves freely. This commitment to freedom of expression sits alongside the rights of creators and fans to be safe on our platform. StagBoiz does do not tolerate hate speech, discrimination or threats on our platform.
What kind of content is not allowed on StagBoiz?StagBoiz Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy make it clear that, among other things, StagBoiz does not allow content on StagBoiz that:
- contains, promotes, advertises or refers to hate speech (being Content intended to vilify, humiliate, dehumanize, exclude, attack, threaten, or incite hatred, fear of, or violence against, a group or individual based on race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, caste, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, serious disease, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic); or
- is illegal, fraudulent, defamatory, hateful, discriminatory, threatening or harassing, or which encourages or promotes violence or any illegal activity; or
- depicts or refers to firearms, weapons being used in a threatening or violent way.
Does StagBoiz’ subscription model enable the distribution of hate speech, discriminatory or threatening behavior?No. StagBoiz subscription model makes it more difficult for people to create and distribute material which could be considered hate speech, discriminatory or threatening. In addition, our subscription model prevents material from "going viral".
No one can post anonymously on StagBoiz. To subscribe to content, or to post content on StagBoiz users need to pass our strict identity verification checks. Unlike many other digital media platforms, this means StagBoiz knows the legal identity of all our users. Because our users are not anonymous, and StagBoiz does not have end-to-end encryption, StagBoiz users are less likely to try to create or distribute hate speech, discriminatory or threatening material on StagBoiz.
How can StagBoiz tell if content contains hate speech?StagBoiz does not use end-to-end encryption. Everything on the site, including direct messages, is visible to our team of trained reviewers.
StagBoiz continuously scans our platform to prevent the posting of content that violates our Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policy, and investigate any reports of suspected hate speech, discrimination or threats. StagBoiz also relies on community reporting and have reporting mechanisms available on every post, message, image and video. StagBoiz can remove any post, message, image or video shared on StagBoiz at any time.