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Palace Takes Groundbreaking Steps Over Social Media Interaction

Palace Takes Groundbreaking Steps Over Social Media Interaction

In an unprecedented move, the Palace has released official guidelines on how to interact with their social media accounts.

“These guidelines are in place to help create a safe environment on all social media channels run by The Royal Family, Clarence House and Kensington Palace,” the statement began. “We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our social media communities.”

Comments are not allowed to “promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age” or “contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence.”

The Palace added, “We…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.”

Duchess Meghan Markle, in particular, has faced so much scrutiny on social media amid lots of media speculation about “lies and untruths.” The Royals have never before issued guidelines like these.

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