The Royal Household publishes new social media guidelines

The Royal Household publishes new social media guidelines

On Monday, the family tweeted a link to newly published social media community guidelines for channels run by The Royal Family, Clarence House and Kensington Palace.

They will now delete offensive comments and block users who don't obey the rules.

Kate and Meghan are often pitted against each other in social media trolling attacks.

"In order to help create this safe environment we have set out some guidelines which apply to any engagement with us or other members of the community on any of our social media channels".

The new guiding principles come after the palace issued a public plea for social media users to tone down inappropriate criticism of sisters-in-law Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the 2018 Australian Geographic Society Awards in Sydney, Australia, October 26, 2018.

While there was no explanation as to why the guidance had been issued now, there has been rising abuse of Kate and Meghan since the former U.S. actress married Harry last May.

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Taking to Twitter last month, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, said it's up to the tech giants behind the social media platforms to sort out the abuse.

Social media has clearly exerted itself to the point that palace press agents now have to consider its impact, along with the rabid British tabloids, on the image of the royal family.

While they don't have personal Instagram profiles, the two Duchesses - along with husbands Prince William and Prince Harry - are regularly featured on the official Kensington Palace Instagram, which boasts seven million followers.

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In addition, comments centred around the discrimination of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age will not be tolerated.

Comments must not be defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive, discriminatory, off-topic, irrelevant, unintelligible or contain advertising.

Should anyone breach those conditions, the royals won't hesitate to delete their comments, kick the offender off their channels, or " send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary".

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