Freedom Of Speech
The Freedom of Speech codified into the United States Law is one of the most important advancements in human society. So powerful is the ability to voice an opinion, to voice ideas, and to question authority that governments, powerful groups, and individuals have tried to supress the spoken and written word.
Today across major Tech platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others are programs where contrarians, anti-authority narratives, and simply those that question what is going on are constantly censored, shadow-banned, or completely removed from the platform via selectively enforced Terms of Service Agreements.
- We do not censor or remove political content
- We do not shadow ban
- We do not ban or remove people or content-based
on outside third-party organizations thoughts,
recommendations, or activism.
As people, we all hold our own views on life and politics. On The Collective Platform you can express those views publically if you choose. The expressing of your views opens you up for criticism and in turn, how others see or view you and your ideology.
If you choose to participate in the public forum, you are responsible for your words and actions and you are not immune from criticism or consequences of those actions.
We are not a platform for 100% Free Speech. We are a collective of People who have come together and established a charter of our thoughts and how we will govern THE COLLECTIVE’s Ecocsystem.
There is a limit to your speech when using THE COLLECTIVE’s Platforms and Ecosystems. Instead of pretending the limits don’t exist and using the absence of a clear or transparent definition of how we would use our discretion, we believe transparency is best so we don’t have to pretend we’re something we’re not and you can understand clearly where THE COLLECTIVE stands on relevant issues today.
Allowances & Restrictions
The use of profanity is not restricted on The Collective Platform. People curse everyday and its a natural part of human communication. Excessive use of profanity, such as a long non-coherent sentences that consists of a majority of profanity, will be removed. There is no value to the Community discourse in speaking that way. Say it in your head, shout it in your home, or into a pillow.
The use of profanity when being directed at another user, “Fuck You” “Asshole” “Shithead,” is perfectly fine. No one is forcing any user to be a part of the public dialogue and by choosing to enter into the public arena on The Collective Platform you must be strong enough to take criticism, deserved or not, because sometimes People are just Assholes, grow up, deal with it.
Prejudice & Racism
Prejudicial and Racist remarks are not accepted in any way shape or form in the public arena and community spaces on The Collective Platform. They serve no value to any conversation outside to be inflammatory.
This applies to all types of Racist and Prejudicial behavior towards any group. Using known racial profanity, conjuring of stereotypes, and other tropes doesn’t make humanity better and it does not make our community better.
Racism against ANY RACE will not be accepted. Period. People are individuals and should be taken for the content of their character as individuals. We aren’t Reddit or Twitter, Racism against “White” people will be dealt with the same way as racism against “Blacks” “Asians” “Latinos” “Green Aliends” “Blue Smurfs” and any other racial group.
Dialogue Dealing With Races
We are a platform where discussion about hard topics can take place. We believe that no matter how hard a conversation can be that there should be an opporutnity for it to take place and for people to become informed. These discussions may take place in public or community spaces and they may be open for the entire user base to participate in or they may take place in private groups reviewing research or other data.
Having conversations about topics that encompass race is guaranteed to piss off a lot of people and will be viewed as allowing Racist behaviour that would other wise go against the rules we set above.
We do not believe the topic of Race to be off limits in the pursuit of truth. There is a clear line where the discussion of Science, Data, or Research crosses the line into Racism and that is where information and data is used in a derogatory application to an entire demographic.
If any conversation or discussion devolves into prejudicial or racist behavior it will be shut down. If specific actors are seen using our policy of open discussion to create an air of toxicity, deemed to be acting in bad faith, or masking their racist or prejudicial ideology behind the use of science they will be banned from the platform forever.
As a society, we need to have hard conversations about a lot of things that will hurt a lot of peoples feelings. We wish to provide that platform to have the dialogue so that we can solve problems facing the American people and build a better and more just society for all Americans.
The Collective Platform has Community or Public spaces where all users and Members can post updates, pictures, videos, and other items to share.
While using public arenas on The Collective Platform you must abide by specific restrictions to how you conduct yourself and communicate your feelings and views.
We’re not Twitter and we are not a “Say whatever you want platform.” We will not allow the Community space to turn into the dumpster fire that permeates the Twitter and Facebook platforms.