Welcome to BitChute, a peer-to-peer content sharing platform and associated services. BitChute aims to put creators first and provide them with a service that they can use to flourish and express their ideas freely.
These Community Guidelines give an overview of the behaviour that is expected from you and the rest of the BitChute community. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing with and accepting these Community Guidelines in their entirety. They should be read and understood in conjunction with Our Commitment to the BitChute community.
All members of the community and wider society should be treated as equals with the same rights, regardless of their race, age, sex, religion, political beliefs, or any other immutable attribute or self-assigned designation.
We expect members of the BitChute community to act maturely and in a decent manner that is respectful to other members of the community and wider society.
As an individual, you are responsible for your own actions, and you will be held accountable for any content that you add to the BitChute platform, along with any related metadata such as titles, descriptions, thumbnails, hashtags, etc.
You are not responsible for the actions of others on the site; however, you are expected to consider that others may be influenced and/or incited by the content you produce.
It is the responsibility of the content creator to ensure that they do not add content that violates the Prohibited Content or Platform Misuse guidelines, and that any content that they do add to the BitChute platform has the correct Content Sensitivity assigned to it.
All members of the BitChute community have a responsibility to each other to ensure these guidelines are always complied with.
You own and are legally responsible for all the content you add to the BitChute platform.
We expect members of the BitChute community to follow the laws of their domicile pertaining to online conduct, communication and content. BitChute will respect applicable laws pertaining to online communications.
Before sharing content on BitChute, please be sure you have the right to do so. We expect you to respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights of third parties. You are expected to reference applicable fair use laws appropriately when adding content to the BitChute platform. See the Copyright Policy for more details on how we handle copyright.
When requested to do so by the authorities, we may apply filters on specific content that is considered illegal within their country. These filters will be applied so that they do not impact viewing of the content in other countries where the content is still considered legal.
To help users control the content that is presented to them, they can adjust the content sensitivity level via their account settings. By default, all content will be marked as Normal sensitivity and will be visible to all users. Creators are expected to mark their content as Not Safe For Work (NSFW) or Not Safe For Life (NSFL) if appropriate before making the content public. Content Moderation processes will be employed to ensure the appropriate sensitivity level is applied to content, and inappropriately marked content should be flagged via those processes when encountered.
Please note: The creator’s ability to change the sensitivity of a piece of content will be removed if the sensitivity has been set through the moderation process.
Content sensitivity levels are defined as follows:
This is the default sensitivity level for content on the platform. Content should only be left as Normal sensitivity if it does not meet the thresholds to be marked Not Safe For Work (NSFW) or Not Safe For Life (NSFL).
Content that is not safe for viewing in the workplace, or similar environments, must be marked as such by the content creator prior to publishing.
Content containing discriminatory language, drug use, nudity and/or moderate violence should be marked as Not Safe For Work (NSFW).
Not Safe For Work (NSFW) is equivalent to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) ‘15’ rating.
This level of sensitivity goes beyond Not Safe For Work (NSFW), as it does not matter where you view the material; many if not most people will find this content upsetting.
Material that contains graphic content, which should be viewed with discretion, must be marked as Not Safe For Life (NSFL) by the content creator prior to publishing.
Not Safe For Life (NSFL) is equivalent to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) ‘18’ rating.
Posting, endorsing, promoting or linking to content that falls within the following categories is strictly prohibited on the BitChute platform. Repeated offences will lead to account termination.
If you discover any such material on the BitChute platform, then we expect you to report it to us immediately using the Flagging & Reporting tools provided.
We define abhorrent violence as real-life non-consensual acts of kidnapping, attempted murder, murder, mutilation, rape or torture.
Any individuals, organisations or other entities that are engaged in abhorrent violence are not permitted to have a presence on the platform.
Any material that is produced by, endorsing, promoting or empowering individuals, organisations or any other entity engaging in abhorrent violence is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform.
We acknowledge that showing and/or referencing acts of abhorrent violence may be necessary to hold the perpetrators to account. If this your objective then you must clearly state this within the content, be respectful to victims and ensure that your content cannot be exploited to endorse, promote or empower individuals, organisations or any other entity engaging in abhorrent violence.
Any material threatening, inciting, promoting, endorsing, encouraging or celebrating cruelty to animals is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform.
Any material threatening, inciting, promoting, endorsing, encouraging or celebrating the abuse, sexualisation, endangerment or exploitation of children is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform.
Any harassment that is determined to be unlawful within the domiciles of either the originator or the target is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform.
Any material disclosing sensitive personal information without permission of the individual is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform. This includes but is not limited to addresses, social security numbers, passport numbers, phone numbers or bank account numbers.
Any material promoting, endorsing, encouraging or celebrating activities that are likely to lead to someone getting badly hurt or worse is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform. This includes but is not limited to injection or ingestion of dangerous substances, self-harm and suicide.
Any material that is sexually explicit, portraying sexual acts or showing sexual arousal is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform. If this describes your content, especially if it is of yourself, then do not post it on BitChute.
We define terrorism and violent extremism as any act of violence or intimidation carried out with the intention of furthering a religious, political or any other ideological objective.
Any individuals, organisations or other entities that are engaged in terrorism or violent extremism are not permitted to have a presence on the platform.
Any material that is produced by, endorsing, promoting or empowering individuals, organisations or any other entity engaging in terrorism or violent extremism is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform.
BitChute maintains and publishes a Proscribed Terrorist & Violent Extremist List that is utilised when identifying terrorist and violent extremist material. As this list will evolve over time, we suggest that all users regularly check it to ensure they are not breaching the guidelines.
We acknowledge that showing and/or referencing acts of terrorist and/or violent extremism may be necessary to hold the perpetrators to account. If this your objective then you must clearly state this within the content, be respectful to victims and ensure that your content cannot be exploited to endorse, promote or empower individuals, organisations or any other entity engaging in terrorism or extreme violence.
Any material containing credible threats of violence or incitement to violence is not permitted and will not be tolerated on the platform.
Misuse of the platform and/or the functionality provided is not permitted and should be reported using the Flagging & Reporting tools provided when discovered. The following are some examples of what we consider to be misuse of the platform:
Dogpiling or Brigading - Coordinated group attacks with the aim to shame, silence or otherwise shut down other users.
Metric Manipulation – Manipulation of metrics such as views, likes and/or subscriptions. When this is detected such metrics will be adjusted to compensate.
Misleading Metadata - Creating misleading titles, descriptions, tags, or thumbnails in order to increase views or otherwise trick users into viewing your content.
Name Squatting – Claiming a username, channel name or other similar entity on the site with the intention to trade it, exploit its similarity to another or otherwise trick users into viewing your content.
Scamming - Attempts to scam others out of their earnings, views, votes or anything else.
Spamming - Posting large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages. Posting the same content more than once or twice may be considered spam.
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BitChute is a peer-to-peer content sharing platform. Creators are allowed to post content they produce to the platform, so long as they comply with our policies. The content posted to the platform is not reflective or representative of the views of Bit Chute Limited, its staff or owners. © 2017-2020 Bit Chute Limited, Oxford House, 12-20 Oxford Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1JB. United Kingdom. Company number 10637289.