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Social Media Policy

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENT POLICY

The Committee of Seventy works to support an engaged and informed citizenry. We encourage social media commentary that moves our online community towards this goal. We can only attempt to address complex issues and improve our democracy with civic dialogue amongst people with diverse viewpoints. Your ideas, questions and concerns are important, and you should feel free to share them.

We ask  that all comments posted to our social media platforms be civil, open-minded and constructive. Our goal is to share ideas and information with as many individuals as possible and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to our profiles. However, comments that contain the following are subject to removal:

  • Vulgar, obscene or abusive language or images;

  • Personal attacks, unsupported accusations, defamation or threats of any kind;

  • Offensive terms targeted at specific groups, persons, or political parties;

  • Advertisements or language focused primarily on promoting commercial interests or services; or

  • Spam or subject matter that is unrelated, in any way, to Seventy’s nonpartisan mission, good government or public policy.

Only comments that comply with this policy will be allowed on our social media platforms; any comment that does not will be removed. We will not edit comments.

All links posted as comments on Committee of Seventy posts will be reviewed and may be deleted if they violate our social media comment policy.

Repeated violations of this policy may cause the author to be blocked from posting to the Committee of Seventy’s social media profiles.

Please note that the comments posted to our platforms represent the opinions of the individuals providing the comment and not the views, positions or policies of the Committee of Seventy, its staff, or Board Members.

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our moderation capabilities are not. We will do our best to moderate comments during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. As we may not see every inappropriate comment right away, we are confident in the good will and commitment of our online community to help us maintain this policy. Please contact us immediately if you believe a posted comment violates this policy.

This social media comment policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure its continued use is consistent with its intended purpose.

If you have questions about the social media comment policy or how we apply it, please contact us at bettergov@seventy.org.

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