News4JAX Social Media Community Guidelines & Policies

Thank you for following News4JAX on its social media platforms. We know those who choose to comment on our stories are some of our most engaged users.

To encourage and support open discussions across our social media platforms, expects those who comment to follow the guidelines posted below.

Please take this opportunity to review our policies, which are in place to ensure everyone has the best possible experience:

Be polite. While you may disagree with what others have to say, posts that are abusive or threatening, or those containing profanity, aren’t allowed.

Don’t discriminate. Comments attacking someone for their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability will not be tolerated.

Be yourself. Do not impersonate any public figure, member of the News4Jax team, or anyone else for that matter.

No spam. Do not spam News4JAX with advertisements, duplicated messages, or conversations that do not match the topic of the post/article. This can and will result in your account becoming blocked.

No links. Do not post links under our articles. This will be deemed as spam and your account will be flagged and your comments will be deleted.

No solicitations. There are a lot of places on the internet to promote or advertise your cause, organization or business. This is not one of them.

Take responsibility. You alone are responsible for your posts. Do not post defamatory comments or material that violates existing copyrights.

Moderators have the final say. It’s up to the moderators to decide the merits of a post. We reserve the right to remove any post or comment we believe causes more harm than good and block any profiles not following these rules.

Tell us what you think. Not a fan of how we covered a story? Let us know what we missed or how we can do better next time.

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Please feel free to start conversations and share news tips with us if there’s a story you want to shine a light on. If you witness a News4JAX follower or subscriber breaking the above rules, be sure to let us know so we can take action.

If an individual does not adhere to the guidelines above, News4JAX may block the account(s) not following the rules.

Be sure to read and follow the social media platform guidelines along with the guidelines above. Guidelines and rules may vary depending on the platform used. Please do your research.

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