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There are 2 types of threat:

  1. Hypothetical – This could be expressing disagreement by making non-serious threats which are highly unlikely to be carried out. These would not normally go against community standards of social networking sites unless there are other factors to be considered.
  2. Credible – When a threat poses real life danger putting someone at immediate risk of harm e.g. a threat to life. These types of threats should always be reported as an emergency to the police. Other threats of this kind could be “outing” someone’s behaviour to blackmail them. They may be used to coerce someone into doing something they don’t want to e.g. sending an intimate image or another behaviour they may later regret.

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