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Misinformation - Political, Elections, Medical & Religious

Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

Pinterest isn’t a place for misinformation, disinformation, mal-information or the individuals or groups spreading or creating it. We remove or limit distribution of false or misleading content that may harm Pinners’ or the public’s well-being, safety or trust, including:

Medically unsupported health claims that risk public health and safety, including the promotion of false cures, anti-vaccination advice, or misinformation about public health or safety emergencies
False or misleading content about individuals or protected groups that promotes fear, hate or prejudice
False or misleading content that encourages turning individuals, groups of people, places or organizations into targets of harassment or physical violence
Conspiracy theories
Content that originates from disinformation campaigns
Factual information that’s published or deliberately modified to erode trust or inflict harm, such as changing or omitting of context, date or time
Fabricated or meaningfully manipulated visual or audio content that erodes trust or causes harm
Civic participation misinformation:
False or misleading content that impedes an election’s integrity or an individual's or group's civic participation, including registering to vote, voting and being counted in a census
False or misleading information about the dates, times, locations and procedure for voting or census participation
Content that misleads voters about how to correctly fill-out and submit a ballot, including a mail-in ballot, or census form
False or misleading information about who can vote or participate in the census and what information must be provided to participate
False or misleading statements about who is collecting information and/or how it will be used
False or misleading information about public safety that is intended to deter people from exercising their right to vote or participate in a census
Content that encourages or instructs voters or participants to misrepresent themselves or illegally participate
Content apparently intended to delegitimize election results on the basis of false or misleading claims
Threats against voting locations, census or voting personnel, voters or census participants, including intimidation of vulnerable or protected group voters or participants

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