The Royal Family has revealed the guidelines for the public in social media, taking the vow of blocking users who leave abusive comments on the official channels.
According to the new rules, Posts on the Clarence House, Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace feeds may be hidden, deleted or reported to police.
It follows the reports in which the staff has been combating a movement in abuse at the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex. Duchesses have no personal social media accounts. In the last year, Meghan Markle closed her account before marrying Prince Harry. In December 2017, briefly after her engagement, she had 1.9 million people following posts on Instagram, and more than 350,000 Twitter followers. Her Facebook page got almost 800,000 likes.
Few thrashing hateful personal abuse directed at the various social media accounts of the Royal Family is heard to come from rival fans of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
The rules set for comments not to, “contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence”, or “promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age ”.
The Royal Family told the guidelines were initiated for maintaining “ a safe environment” on channels run by the three households, and called for users to show “courtesy, kindness, and respect”.
The statement includes, “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. ”