In an unprecedented action, the British royal family is taking new steps to protect against social media trolls.
The guidelines have been imparted by Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace in an effort to stop negative interactions and comments on their social media channels. The exact motivation behind the move has not been confirmed, but it does come in the wake of reported online attacks on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
“We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our social media communities,” the royal family’s statement reads.
“We reserve the right to hide or delete comments made on our channels, as well as block users who do not follow these guidelines,” the statement also said after listing its guidelines, which include that comments should not “contain spam” or “promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.”
What do you think of this move? How do you deal with social media trolls?