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What do we mean by the terms 'defamatory' and 'harmful'?

Defamation is a tort or crime that, in common law jurisdictions, entails harm to persons caused by the publishing of statements that are untrue, leading to reputational damage for the claimant.

Harmful content is not a legally defined concept but rather an umbrella term for language that could be perceived as discriminatory or threatening.

At CaliberAI, we use harmful content to denote either:

a) hate speech (language that targets people on the basis of their gender/religious/national/racial/sexual identity) or

b) non-identity-based abuse or threats of violence or

c) severe insults.

Although harmful content is not a legal construct, the publishing of harmful content can often result in reputational damages - and financial losses - for multiple parties.