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Social media comment moderation
The Evanston RoundTable uses social networking platforms to connect and interact with different audiences. At this time, we share content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Within these social media platforms, the comments section is moderated by the RoundTable’s social media manager. We encourage participation and public interaction on our social media accounts and the content
we post. We ask that you engage in respectful debate to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. However, this does not imply that the RoundTable agrees with or accepts the content, opinions, or views expressed within any public comment. The person posting a public comment is solely responsible for the content of their comment.
While we do not discriminate against views or opinions posted to our various social media accounts, we reserve the right to delete, hide, and/or not approve certain comments. Much like our comments policy on our website, above, comments containing mean-spirited, libelous, or ad hominem attacks will be hidden or removed. This is not to say you can’t share your opinions or thoughts. If your comment violates our policy we hold the right to remove it, so we can be a safe space for others in the community.
Some of the reasons we may remove or hide a comment are:
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● 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
● Comments that suggest or encourage illegal, dangerous, or destructive activity.
● Name-calling, personal attacks, commercial promotion, impersonations, and