Fact Checking: SoCal Story will not fact check for multiple reasons. The first and the most important is our 1st amendment in the US Constitution.“The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government. “
With this said we will acknowledge that people will provide false information to prove or disprove something towards their objective. It happens all too often especially when it comes down to politics. Too many times the information posted is so ridiculous that it's obvious that it's a lie. There are many times it could be true or false. This is where we would hope people do the research to find the truth before posting this information. Too many times even if found that this isn't the truth it gets posted because it fits the narrative of that particular person.
SoCal story is counting on the users to police any posts that you may consider to be false. If you find anything to be false show your proof on that particular post and be done with it. This objective might not be liked because on certain posts it may go against your views or even our views but to be fair we will let you do the policing and we will honor our 1st Amendment in our Constitution.
We want to honor out 1st Amendment as much as possible but listed below are areas that are not acceptable and if violated the necessary actions on socalstory end will take place. With that said understand that freedom of speech comes with consequences. Your words can have a long lasting effect on your life. People have lost their jobs, family and friends over their words so understand the freedom of speech can have negative impacts so tread lightly.
Harassment and Threats: None of this will be tolerated Our goal is provide a peaceful online community. We value all thoughts but what is not accepted is making life threatening remarks or remarks to cause physical harm, harassment towards anyone person or using derogatory racial terms about groups or particular people. There is a line that if crossed will not be allowed and it will be decided on by socalstory if it's brought to our attention. There is a point what we feel is acceptable and even if we don't agree with what's said we must honor the right to free speech. Because this is a private web site we do have the rights to ban users if we feel that people have gone over that line of being acceptable.