Encourages Censorship

The artifact encourages or promotes the silencing or deplatforming of an individual or group.

Advocating for the silencing or deplatforming of an individual for any reason, whether in the context of a specific website, social media platform, print or broadcast media publisher, business services such as banking, or the internet at large, is a violation of the public trust.

Application

The Encourages Censorship flag is intended to identify cases where a noteworthy journalist, celebrity, corporation, or other entity makes a public recommendation to silence or deplatform.