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Social Contract

1) Our Mission

We seek to give the world the bones of an "organic" information-sharing platform. Fundamental to that aim is to provide you with the means to easily publish relevant information and to organize your information naturally so that everyone around the world can find what they want to know and need to know in real-time.

2) Your Personal Responsibility

You are responsible for your actions and the information, ideas and thoughts that you choose as the basis of your actions. This community will only be as much as everyone's personal participation makes it. It is up to you to do your part to share high quality information that is relevant to your community and sphere-of-influence.

3) The Government

Article 19 of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Rights Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ A government is organized to serve the community of individuals that form it. Government functions with the consent of the community of individuals it serves. We believe that social progress is achieved through the discussion of values. It is our position that if people embrace values that conflict with their government's present interpretation of the governing body of law, the representatives of the government are entitled to present their side of the discussion on the platform as well as dissenters.

4) Intellectual Vandalism

Would you tolerate someone vandalizing your home? No. Would you tolerate someone poisoning the food you nourish your body with? No. The body does what the mind instructs it to do and you should give equal care to protect what you put in your mind as you do your body and home. We cannot review all of the information being shared, all of the time. We believe that the community should work together to keep the exchange of information and ideas clean. Do not recognize and reward people who vandalize your mind with bad information. Ignore them. Invest in your intellectual community by providing source attribution when possible, correcting false information and utilizing the social grading system and comments to hold people accountable for the information they share.

5) Talk Is Cheap

Those who share valuable information deserve recognition from their peers and the freedom to decide how much they want to be compensated for their information contributions to the community. We don't control content pricing.

6) Identity Transparency

If your values and views are important to you than you should own them by putting your name on them. The internet offers many other options if you want to maintain anonymity and not represent your values personally. We understand and appreciate why someone may want to share information anonymously, but we hope you understand and agree that the world also needs a public forum to document and discuss information without editorial intervention. We encourage you to take a stand for what you believe in.

7) Unsuitable Content

This platform is not the place for unlawful, pornographic or obscene content. If such content is publishing to the system, promptly notify the nwzPaper moderators.

8) Principles of Journalism

nwzPaper's views on proper journalism are presently in alignment with PEW Research Center's Principles of Journalism.

9) Terms of Service

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10) Privacy Policy

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