Community Guidelines

Policy on harassment and cyberbullying

Our top priority is the safety of our creators, viewers, and partners. We rely on each of you to assist us in safeguarding this unique and vibrant community. It's critical that you understand our Community Standards and how they contribute to our shared responsibility of keeping Supernova safe. Please read the following policy carefully. You can also find a complete list of our rules on this page.

Supernova does not allow content that is threatening to individuals. We also don't allow content that makes repeated or malicious insults about an individual's intrinsic characteristics. Their protected group status or physical characteristics are examples of these characteristics.

Report any content that you believe violates this policy here.

If you receive specific threats and feel threatened, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

What does this policy imply for you?

If your content fits any of the descriptions below, don't post it on Supernova.

  • Content that contains repeated slurs or malicious insults (such as racial slurs) based on their inherent characteristics. These characteristics include protected group status, physical characteristics, and their status as a survivor of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, and other forms of abuse.
  • Content posted with the intention of humiliating, deceiving, or insulting a minor. A minor is someone who has not reached the legal age of majority. This usually refers to anyone under the age of 18, but the definition of a minor varies by region.

Content that violates this policy in other ways

Exceptions to the rule

We may allow content that includes harassment if the primary purpose is educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic. These exceptions do not give you carte blanche to harass someone. Here are a few examples:

  • Debates involving high-profile officials or leaders: Content that includes debates or discussions about current issues involving people in positions of power, such as high-ranking government officials or CEOs of major multinational corporations.
  • Scripted performances: Insults delivered through the medium of art, such as scripted satire, stand-up comedy, or music (such as a diss track). Note that this exception does not give you carte blanche to harass someone while claiming "I was joking."
  • Harassment education or awareness: Content that depicts real or simulated harassment for documentary purposes or with willing participants (such as actors) in order to combat cyberbullying or raise awareness.

Note: We take a tougher stance on content that maliciously insults someone based on their protected group status, whether or not they are a high-profile figure.

Other repercussions

We may remove content or impose other penalties in rare cases when a creator:

  • Encourages abusive audience behaviour on a regular basis.
  • Throughout several uploads, repeatedly targets, insults, and abuses an identifiable individual based on their intrinsic characteristics.
  • Puts a person at risk of physical harm because of the social or political context in which they live.

Here are some examples of prohibited content on Supernova:

  • Showing pictures of people and then making statements like "Look at this creature's teeth, they're so disgusting!"
  • Using similar commentary throughout the content to target intrinsic attributes.
  • Making a personal attack on someone because they belong to a protected group status, such as saying, "Look at this filthy [slur targeting a protected group], I wish they'd just get hit by a truck."
  • Targeting a person and claiming they are a victim of human trafficking in the context of a dangerous conspiracy theory that is linked to direct threats or violent acts.
  • Using a severe insult to dehumanise a person based on their inherent characteristics. “Look at this dog of a woman!” for example. She's not even a human — she's got to be a mutant or an animal!”
  • Showing an identifiable person being murdered, seriously injured, or having a graphic sexual act performed on them without their consent.
  • Accounts dedicated solely to the purpose of maliciously insulting a specific person.

Additional Illustrations

What happens if content is found to be in violation of the policy?

If your content is found to be in violation of this policy, we will remove it and notify you via email. If this is your first violation of our Community Guidelines, you will receive a warning and your account will not be penalised. If it isn't, we'll give your account a warning. Your account will be terminated if you receive three strikes.

We may also terminate your account or account if you violate the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service on a regular basis, as well as if there is a single instance of severe abuse or if the account is dedicated to a policy violation.

More information about our strikes system can be found here.