The British royal family has issued a set of rules to social media users to serve as guidelines when engaging with their posts. This comes after recurring cases of online abuses hauled at them.
The family, on Monday, released the guidelines for anyone interacting with their social media banning all ‘obscene, offensive, threatening, hateful’ comments and demands that all users ‘courtesy, kindness and respect’.
This move by the royal family was prompted by the consistent abusive comments directed at Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge who are the major victims.
The royal family said that it reserves the right block users, to delete comments, and report erring posters to police.
The Royal Family stated:
By engaging with our social media channels you agree to follow these guidelines.
Comments must not:
- Contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Breach any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves.
- Be off-topic, irrelevant or unintelligible.
- Contain any advertising or promote any services.
Breach of guidelines
We reserve the right to determine, at our discretion, whether contributions to our social media channels breach our guidelines. We reserve the right to hide or delete comments made on our channels, as well as block users who do not follow these guidelines.
We also reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary or is required by law.