Effective Date: 25-08-2020
News Bell purpose is to allow common man to post News, Views, Voice opinion, shares Image and video.
We believe Right to express is basic to Human values. We encourage everyone to give information that is happening in your surrounding so that world knows about it.
We encourage dissemination of information and it will lead to a better world.
Violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior discourage people from expressing themselves, and ultimately diminish the human value that we are trying to uphold. Our Terms and Conditions are to ensure all people can participate in sharing information freely and safely.
We time to time revisit the Terms and Conditions. You may also write to us for any suggestion regarding this.
Violence: Your post may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. News Bell also prohibit the glorification of violence. Learn more about our violent threat and glorification of violence policies.
Terrorism/violent extremism: You post may not threaten or promote terrorism or violent extremism or glorify terrorism. Learn more.
Child sexual exploitation: News Bell has zero tolerance for child sexual exploitation. Learn more.
Abuse/harassment: You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. This includes wishing or hoping that someone experiences physical harm. Learn more.
Hateful conduct: You may not harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. And promote violence against, threaten, other people. Learn more.
Suicide or self-harm: You may not promote or encourage suicide or self-harm. Learn more.
Sensitive media, including graphic violence and adult content: You may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile or header images. Media depicting sexual violence and/or assault is also not permitted. Learn more.
Illegal or certain regulated goods or services: You may not use News Bell service for any unlawful purpose or in furtherance of illegal activities. This includes selling, buying, or facilitating transactions in illegal goods or services, as well as certain types of regulated goods or services. Learn more.
Private information: You may not publish or post other people's private information (such as home phone number and address) without their express authorization and permission. We also prohibit threatening to expose private information or incentivizing others to do so. Learn more.
Non-consensual nudity: You may not post or share intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent. Learn more.
Platform manipulation and spam: You may not use News Bell’s services in a manner intended to artificially amplify or suppress information or engage in behavior that manipulates or disrupts people’s experience on News Bell. Learn more.
Civic Integrity: You may not use News Bell’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes. This includes posting or sharing content that may suppress participation or mislead people about when, where, or how to participate in a civic process. Learn more.
Impersonation: You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Learn more.
Synthetic and manipulated media: You may not deceptively share synthetic or manipulated media that are likely to cause harm. In addition, we may label Posts containing synthetic and manipulated media to help people understand their authenticity and to provide additional context. Learn more.
Copyright and trademark: You may not violate others’ intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark. Learn more about our trademark policy and copyright policy.
Learn more about our approach to enforcement, including potential consequences for violating these rules or attempting to circumvent enforcement, as well as how to appeal.
You may not submit, post, or display any video content on or through our services that includes third-party advertising, such as pre-roll video ads or sponsorship graphics, without our prior consent.
Note: we may need to change these rules from time to time in order to support our goal of promoting a healthy public conversation. The most current version is always available at https://News Bell.in/rules.
You may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile header, or List banner images. Media depicting sexual violence and/or assault is also not permitted.
People use News Bell to show what’s happening in the world, often sharing images and videos as part of the conversation. Sometimes, this media can depict sensitive topics, including violent and adult content. We recognize that some people may not want to be exposed to sensitive content, which is why we balance allowing people to share this type of media with helping people who want to avoid it to do so.
For this reason, you can’t include violent, hateful, or adult content within areas that are highly visible on News Bell, including in live video, profile, header, or List banner images. If you share this content on News Bell, you need to mark your account as sensitive. Doing so places images and videos behind an interstitial (or warning message), that needs to be acknowledged before your media can be viewed. Using this feature means that people who don’t want to see sensitive media can avoid it, or make an informed decision before they choose to view it. Under this policy, there are also some types of sensitive media content that we don’t allow at all, because they have the potential to normalize violence and cause distress to those who view them.
We group sensitive media content into the following categories:
Graphic violence is any media that depicts death, violence, medical procedures, or serious physical injury in graphic detail. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:
Note: exceptions may be made for documentary or educational content.
Adult content is any consensually produced and distributed media that is pornographic or intended to cause sexual arousal. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:
Note: exceptions may be made for artistic, medical, health, or educational content. For content that was created or distributed without the consent of those featured, please refer to our non-consensual nudity policy.
Violent sexual conduct is any media that depicts violence, whether real or simulated, in association with sexual acts. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:
Gratuitous gore is any media that depicts excessively graphic or gruesome content related to death, violence or severe physical harm, or violent content that is shared for sadistic purposes. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:
Hateful imagery is any logo, symbol, or image that has the intention to promote hostility against people on the basis of race, religious affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, and gender/gender identity or ethnicity/national origin. Some examples of hateful imagery include, but are not limited to:
What is in violation of this policy?
Our aim is to limit exposure to sensitive images and videos and to prevent the sharing of potentially disturbing types of sensitive media. For this reason, we differentiate our enforcement approach depending on the type of media that has been shared and where it has been shared.
Graphic violence, adult content, and hateful imagery
Violent sexual conduct and gratuitous gore
We prohibit violent sexual conduct to prevent the normalization of sexual assault and non-consensual violence associated with sexual acts. We prohibit gratuitous gore content because research has shown that repeated exposure to violent content online may negatively impact an individual’s wellbeing. For these reasons, you can’t share images or videos that depict violent sexual conduct or gratuitous gore on News Bell. Note: very limited exceptions may be made for gory media associated with newsworthy events.
What is not a violation of this policy?
You can share graphic violence and consensually produced adult content within your Posts, provided that you mark this media as sensitive. We may also allow limited sharing of hateful imagery, provided that it is not used to promote a terrorist or violent extremist group, that you mark this content as sensitive and don’t target it at an individual (via mentioning someone or including an identifiable individual ithin such images).
To mark your media as sensitive, navigate to your safety settings and select the Mark media you Post as containing material that may be sensitive option. If you don’t mark your media as sensitive, we will do so manually if your content is reported for review.
Who can report violations of this policy?
Anyone can report potential violations of this policy via our dedicated reporting flows. How can I report violations of this policy?
You can report this content for review in-app as follows:
You can report this content for review via desktop as follows:
To report Lists:
What happens if you violate this policy?
The enforcement action we take depends on the type of media you have shared, and where you have shared it. Graphic violence, adult content, and hateful imagery