In their efforts to keep users safe, online platforms of all sizes must create comprehensive community guidelines and policies. While referred to by different names—community guidelines, content policies, and trust & safety policies—all create the ground rules for platform use, outlining what can and cannot be done to develop transparent processes keeping users and platforms safe. Creating these policies is a complex task, requiring a thorough evaluation of brand values and intended platform use, an understanding of on-platform activities, monitoring of international legislation, and ongoing analysis of best practices among similar technology companies. T
To assist platforms in this endeavor, ActiveFence has reviewed the policies and guidelines of twenty-six leading online platforms. This third edition of our Policy Series provides a thorough evaluation of twenty of these tech platforms who have policies related to health and electoral disinformation.