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A mockup of an intervention. An image is blurred out behind a warning, which says the image in question could be questionable or inflammatory.


Dispel Rumors

Hide edge-case content behind warning

Create middle ground between promoting content and banning it


What It Is

This is a moderation tool that allows mods to keep disputed content online while not making it easily visible or promoting it.

The content would be blurred out or covered by a warning that this content contains sensitive or otherwise objectionable material (and the nature of why it's being covered), with a button to reveal that material.

This could include misinformation from important political figures, or images that are explicit but newsworthy or culturally important.

This could also allows regional distinctions so that something labeled by one region as sensitive could be automatically shown in other regions (e.g. proscribed depictions of religious figures, symbols that are legally considered hate speech in some countries, &c.).

The reveal buttons can also be disabled for users who are not yet adults.

What It Does

This allows for nuanced conversations to happen among those who consent to being a part of it without subjecting users who feel it's inappropriate or uncomfortable.

When To Use It

How We Know It Works

Why It Matters


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In The Wild

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