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Social Media Commenting Policy

Social Media Commenting Policy

PBS Hawaiʻi uses social networking platforms to connect and interact with different audiences.

We encourage public engagement and communication about the content we post on our social media accounts. However, this does not imply that we agree with or accept the content, opinions, or views expressed within any public comment. The person who posts a comment is solely responsible for the content of the comment.

While we do not discriminate against views or opinions posted to our social networking accounts, we reserve the right to remove or disapprove any comment. A comment will not be edited or modified to remove unacceptable content, rather the entire comment will simply be deleted.

Some of the reasons we may remove or not approve a comment are listed below:

  • Abusive, vulgar, obscene, racist, threatening, or harassing comments.
  • Libel, slander, or personal attacks of any kind, including the use of offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups.
  • Spam, including content that promotes products or services or contains gratuitous links.
  • Makes unsupported accusations.
  • Comments that suggest or encourage illegal, dangerous, or destructive activity.
  • Duplicate posts.
  • Clearly off-topic.
  • Political campaigning or lobbying.

Moderating and posting comments should only be expected to occur during normal business hours.

Repeat offenders may be banned from PBS Hawaiʻi’s social media pages.