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POLITICO wants to facilitate an open and respectful exchange of ideas among the users in our community as well as between our staff and readers about the topics we cover. Personal experiences, feedback, criticism and suggestions are all welcome. To foster a space where users and staff can safely exchange views and take part in […]

POLITICO wants to facilitate an open and respectful exchange of ideas among the users in our community as well as between our staff and readers about the topics we cover. Personal experiences, feedback, criticism and suggestions are all welcome.

To foster a space where users and staff can safely exchange views and take part in a constructive debate, we moderate the comments on our social media profiles. As such, comments that violate the following rules will be deleted or reported, if we deem so necessary. We will also not hesitate to block users who repeatedly violate these guidelines at our discretion.

Language

Please use English. Comments in other languages may be deleted.

Content

Racist, sexist and homophobic content, as well as other forms of hate speech or contributions that could be interpreted as such, will be deleted. Comments that advocate violence or are seen as incitement to self-harm will also not be tolerated.

“Trolling” and “flaming” are not permitted, neither are chain letters, junk mail, spam, advertisements, violent imagery or content of a commercial nature — they will be deleted and may be reported to social media networks, if we deem it necessary. POLITICO Europe may also block and/or report users posting such content, especially those doing it repetitively.

Comments that include false content and/or purposefully inaccurate information may also be deleted.

Please ensure that your comments are related to the discussion. Off-topic comments/links should be avoided and may be removed, as will content that is posted multiple times.

Tone

Ensure that your tone is fair and appropriate for a public discussion. Avoid name-calling, profanity or derogatory terms. Do not insult other users or make generalizations about their identity, nationality, gender or religion. Tone should be respectful at all times, despite disagreements — failure to do so may lead comments to be deleted and users blocked.

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Types of comments

Shorter comments foster more of a debate among users. Do make sure to keep your comments constructive: focus on the substance of the issues, not the people making the points. Try to avoid repeated punctuation, such as ????? or !!!!! Comments using uppercase can be seen as the written equivalent of screaming at someone and as such may be deleted.

Copyright/Citations

If you’re using copyrighted material or uploading any copyrighted audio, video or pictures, remember that you need the rights to use the content.

When in doubt about copyright, don’t post photos, videos, music, etc. for which you do not have the rights. POLITICO reserves the right to remove uploaded content where copyright is unclear.

Data protection

Sharing the personal information of others, such as a home address, private email or phone number publicly is strictly forbidden. In addition, private correspondence shouldn’t be published without the other party’s explicit and written consent. You should avoid publishing your own personal details, such as telephone numbers or address, in the interest of safety.

POLITICO reserves the right to remove comments, content and users at its discretion beyond these rules.

Source: POLITICO https://www.politico.eu/article/community-guidelines/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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