Question: Can Steem Censor or Filter Content.steemCreated with Sketch.

If someone posts that they are going to give a link to a movie and instead posts a link to a virus does Steem filter this and delete it?

If someone Posts something graphic or disturbing does Steem filter it?

What sort of censorship if any does Steem use. Can a Steem account get banned?

Thanks for taking the time


Not really. I don't think there's active filtering of content. But if complaints are raised, offending account may be suspended. They have terms of service and violation of these terms can result in account suspension. Apart from copyright infringement, there are 7 points under user conduct section of ToS:

User Conduct

  1. When accessing or using the Services, you agree that you will not commit any unlawful act, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct while using our Services. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that you will not:

1.1. Use of our Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect, or inhibit other users from fully enjoying our Services, or that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the functioning of our Services in any manner;

1.2. Use our Services to pay for, support or otherwise engage in any activity prohibited by law, including, but not limited to illegal gambling, fraud, money-laundering, or terrorist financing activities.

1.3. Use or attempt to use another user’s Account without authorization;

1.4. Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ, or attempt to access any service or area of our Services that you are not authorized to access;

1.5. Introduce to the Services any virus, Trojan, worms, logic bombs or other harmful material;

1.6. Encourage or induce any third-party to engage in any of the activities prohibited under this Section;

1.7. Use our services to promote third-party platforms or to promote each other without our written permission.

Hope this helps.

Thank you for sharing.

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