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Internet Society Comment Policy

We welcome your participation and comments on the Internet Society blogs and social media. Our social media sites are governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post.  

The Internet Society does not discriminate against any views. Nevertheless, the Internet Society may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. The contents of all comments are released into the public domain, so please do not submit anything you do not want broadcast to the general public. 

Communications made through social media posts, email, and messaging systems will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the Internet Society or any official or employee of the Internet Society for any purpose.

Here are some of the rules we follow:

  • We will remove comments that contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups.
  • We may remove comments that contain personal information (whether your own or someone else's), including home address, home or cell phone number, or personal email address, in order to protect privacy.
  • We will remove spam, comments that are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, or that involve any form of campaigning or lobbying.
  • Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the comment being removed.
  • Comments coming from a username previously posting material as described above will also be removed.
  • We will remove content that users do not have the apparent right to post. We will follow the standard provisions of Copyright Law to determine whether content is legal.

We look forward to engaging in conversations with you!