@gargron to me something like this would be better 'Active moderation against all forms of online harassment and abuse - we want users of this network to be able to talk online without the fear of being harassed or abused by others, as happens on other networks. Specifically we take a definite stand against speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or anti semitic, as this is incompatible with the fundamental rights of people in these groups.'
@gargron I.e. put the general principle before the specific examples. To me the primary thing that is important is protecting people from abuse, but then it needs to be made clear that speech that attacks or marginalises whole groups of people will not be allowed because it is incompatible with that idea, and with the rights of people in those groups to express themselves online.
@gargron another way to put the second sentence might be 'Specifically we take a definite stand against hate speech directed against people on the basis of their race, gender, sexual orientation or religious beliefs, as this is incompatible with the fundamental rights of people targeted in this way.'
@gargron you could add '... including their rights to express themselves freely online'. I.e. spell out the point that to claim free speech rights for hate speech is contradictory and hypocritical.
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