What countries does Picket.org operate in?

Picket.org is an international project. The interface of the site is still in two languages - Russian and English. Soon there will be more of them.

What does the term "open platform" mean?

Open platform means that anyone can create a picket on Picket.me, regardless of social status, political views and religious affiliation. Just as anyone can post a video on YouTube or share their thoughts and photos on Facebook or VK. 

All content, except the interface, is created entirely by users of the site. That is why the site can see a variety of pickets on a variety of topics: from social and economic issues to culture, sports, environmental issues, human rights, etc. 

Picket.org does not edit the content of pickets or any other content created on the site by users. Unless, of course, users violate the Terms of Service.

The user is responsible for compliance with the laws of the country in which they are located. 

Who can create a picket on Picket.org?

Any person anywhere in the world can create a picket on Picket.me. It can be a private person, an organization or an informal association of people. The name of the picket author is always on the top of the page under the heading.

Picket.org does not monitor the content of all pickets, but insists that all picketers comply with the rules of the service and the laws of their country. 

Picket.org is a completely neutral platform and we are proud that people of sometimes diametrically opposed views can coexist and act together on our platform.

Do I have to use my real name when registering on Picket.org?

We understand that in some countries, using your real name to create or participate in a Picket.me may not be safe for you. This is why we have decided to guarantee anonymity to users who do not want to use their first and last name on the passport. Each signature is "tied" to an email address.

However, our security system does not allow users to participate in the same picket multiple times from the same IP address (or device) or to use the same email address to create multiple accounts. All suspicious signatures are removed by the security system within 24 hours. 

So we can confidently say that there is a real person behind each picketer. The success of a campaign does not depend on whether users provide their passport details, but on how actively they participate in the campaign. 

How do you protect the pickets from spam and "twisting" the number of participants? 

We take very seriously the question of verification of participants and protection of the site from their "twisting".

Firstly, our engineers and programmers have developed a complex and effective user verification system, which uses a multi-level process of automatic identification and analysis. Reality of participants is checked round the clock, after which suspicious users are removed within 24 hours.

Secondly, we have also launched another system that catches any suspicious activity on the picket pages. For example, participants from the same IP address or suspicious picketing activity rates that are not human specific.

Thirdly, our team introduces new tools and works ahead of potential hackers and spammers. 

We do not intentionally disclose the full algorithms of monitoring and verification of participants so that this information will not be used by spammers.

In the rare cases where the security system has removed a significant number of suspicious participants, a special banner appears above the picket, notifying them of this.