Community Standards

Community Standards: -User post(s) deleting, suspending and hiding

INTRODUCTION

Every day, people use ExpressAfrica to share their experiences, connect with friends and family, and build communities. We are a service for people to freely express themselves across African countries and the world. As we are committed to serve people and make ExpressAfrica a safe place, it is important to have a standand policy for community. Our policies are based on feedback from our community and the advice of experts in diffrent areas. 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.

REITERATING OUR COMMITMENT TO VOICE

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. 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 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.
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 the following values:

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

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

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 ExpressAfrica and to connect more easily.

Dignity: We believe that all people are equal in 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. In the case of certain policies, we require more information and/or context to enforce in line with our Community Standards.

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 ExpressAfrica 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 ExpressAfrica. It is in this spirit that we ask members of the ExpressAfrica community to follow these guidelines.

Although ExpressAfrica is free and always voice of individual, there are certain posts that are forbidden to upload, even uploaded, they will be removed by the company. This is to protect people against abuse and misleading. Since everyone do not have equal understanding, one shall not abuse and mislead another. ExpresssAfrica is a place where people share positive ideas, feelings share knowledges, beliefs, etc that one can learn from it. The following are some most common that lead to delete user post(s) from ExpressAfrica.


1. Posting text or voice or image or video that demeanes or disdaines or harasses any nation or nationalities or groups or ethnic or peoples.

2. Posting any text or sound or image or video that may incite hatred or conflict or civil war between peoples.

3. Posting any text or sound or image or video that is contrary to public morals.

3. Posting any text or sound or image or video that defame or offend a religion.

4. Posting any text or sound or image or video that may incite hatred or conflict or civil war between religions.

5. Posting text or voice or image or video to declare or incite a civil war.

6. Posting obscene material or audio or video or video in a manner that would harm the public, either due to a natural or man-made or pandemic.

7. Intentionally posting text or voice or image or video that demeanes or otherwise disdain the moral or personal character of an individual.