Provisional* We want to be as open as possible to people’s self-expression. However, we also recognize that many people wish to be able to participate in a social network without seeing large amounts of violent or sexual content. In addition, mobile phone platforms often set specific rules about what kind of content can be accessible by default which we have to abide by.
Planetary is different from other social networks in that there are far fewer public places in which you can come up against content from people that you don’t explicitly follow, but regardless, we still require that accounts that post sexual or violent content should be marked as ‘Sensitive’. By default those users’ content will not be displayed in public places unless the user explicitly states otherwise.
Pornographic or adult materials
If your account displays consensually produced media intended to cause sexual arousal, including videos involving substantial nudity, genitals, buttocks and breasts then it is permitted on Planetary as long as the account is marked as Sensitive. We do not allow users to have sexual or pornographic materials on their profile as these areas are visible to all.
Displaying graphic violence, sexual violence or gory material
We don't permit or condone the posting or promoting of non-consensual graphic violence, sexual violence, or gory material. Making posts with this content in public, without the consent of those depicted and the audience who will view your posts is now allowed. We can not see the contents of encrypted private groups or messages and therefor can't regulate what content gets posted that way.
Non-consensual sexual content and child sexual exploitation
We do not permit non-consensual sexual content or child exploitation on the platform. This includes content which is sexual or harassing but not explicit. If child pornography comes to our attention or is reported we will report it to the appropriate authorities.
Sanctions for Violating Sexual Content Rules
Users who violate these rules will be contacted, given a chance to remedy the situation through a restorative justice process. If they don't engage with that process and change their behavior then their scuttlebutt identities will be banned from syncing with the Planetary app and pub's.
* Provisional: All these policies are provisional and will be revised and updated as we see use on the platform.