In the days following the attack on the U.S. Capitol, we saw a noticeable uptick in users using the politics filter in a manner contrary to our Terms and Conditions, including users who have used our platform to spread insurrectionist content or who have attempted to organize and incite terrorism.
On January 13, we took the action to temporarily remove our politics filter while we took the steps necessary to ensure we had the proper moderation tools and protocols in place. Having completed that process, the politics filter has been turned back on in the United States.
Bumble prohibits content that promotes racism or encourages any illegal activity including terrorism and the incitement of violence. Additionally, the spreading of misinformation, such as disputing the certified results of the U.S. Election, is prohibited. We always encourage our community to block and report anyone who is acting against our guidelines, and we have already banned users who have used our platform to spread insurrectionist content or who have attempted to organize and incite terrorism. As always, we will take the appropriate steps with law enforcement.
Our team has an increased focus on the DC area and across the United States and are closely monitoring all activity now and through inauguration. Where our AI technology flags photos, hate symbols or text content that promotes the insurrection or related activities, those are removed.