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"Sensitive Media" tag #231

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cwebber opened this Issue Jun 18, 2017 · 14 comments

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cwebber commented Jun 18, 2017

Is there a proper way to mark something as NSFW? Is this important enough to have in ActivityPub proper, or should it be an extension?

See also this thread on NSFW in AP + Mastodon.

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nightpool commented Jun 18, 2017

side note: Can we refer to it in discussions going forward as "sensitive media"? (and rename the issue?) NSFW is mostly used as a historical accident, and it has weird implications, is hard to localize, and is rooted in bad workplace culture assumptions (including assumptions about sex work)

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nightpool commented Jun 18, 2017

Anyway, I think the correct way to do this is to add a "sensitive" boolean property to Image, Video, and Audio. (or perhaps a string ("warning"?) that can contain a specific warning about the content if one exists.)

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cwebber commented Jun 18, 2017

side note: Can we refer to it in discussions going forward as "sensitive media"? (and rename the issue?)

Good call, and done.

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cwebber commented Jun 18, 2017

Anyway, I think the correct way to do this is to add a "sensitive" boolean property to Image, Video, and Audio.

Good call, and I think there's no need to restrict it based on object type. There's all sorts "sensitive" literature out there :)

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cwebber commented Jun 20, 2017

We're thinking related to #232 there would be a common Content Warning type tag for sensitive media.

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ghost commented Jun 20, 2017

We had this same discussion about email back in the 80s. A simple boolean wasn't seen as enough information; as some people are sensitive to different things. This wasn't ever implemented but we ended up in general agreement on an enum or tag set which could reference the concepts of soft-nudity, porn, violent content, and religious polarisation. Actually I seem to recall there ended up with about 20-30 categories and a lot of bickering over details and that's likely why the discussion died, but these were the ones that I personally took to be critical. For instance alcohol is offensive to some, but this is often seen by others as a subset of religious polarisation. You also have completely different interpretations of soft-nudity across cultures.

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cwebber commented Jun 21, 2017

There's strong desire expressed from the Community Group to have this as a new property in ActivityPub, a sensitive property which is a boolean. This can be attached to toplevel objects, or even attachments of images/video etc.

This can be used in addition to content warnings, tags, etc.

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evanminto commented Jun 21, 2017

Should sensitive be used alongside summary then? Like, summary takes on the Mastodon-esque "content warning" connotation when the object is marked as sensitive?

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cwebber commented Jun 27, 2017

@evanminto That would make a lot of sense to me!

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tantek commented Jun 27, 2017

Is this just an advisory flag from the author?

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cwebber commented Jul 25, 2017

We had a resolution recently that ActivityPub won't add properties to ActivityStreams that aren't protocol related, so this needs to move to an extension.

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cwebber commented Aug 27, 2017

Sensitive property proposed here, raising to discuss in next SocialWG and SocialCG calls.

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