The royal family issue social media rules after members suffer online abuse
To be fair, Meghan Markle is getting the worst of it.
Take a scroll through any of the Royal Family's social media and you will see numerous comments targeting each member of the clan.
We've seen a lot of abuse directed at Meghan Markle recently but it doesn't pass by Kate or even the kids, at some stage.
The Royal Family have now decided to issue online 'community guidelines' in the hope to help combat the trolls.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 4, 2019
"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 statement says.
The following points are then made:
- Contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Breach any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves.
- Be off-topic, irrelevant or unintelligible.
- Contain any advertising or promote any services.
It then adds that if you breach the guidelines, the Royal Family "reserve the right to hide or delete comments made on our channels, as well as block users who do not follow these guidelines.
"We also reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary or is required by law."
You can see the full guidelines statement here.