Social Media Policy

BASIC INCOME WATERLOO REGION – SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES 

February 2020

Basic Income Waterloo Region is part of a Canada-wide grassroots movement to make basic income the next great innovation in social policy.  We use social media as one way to inform and educate readers.  

  • Our social media accounts are intended to raise awareness about research, pilot projectsresources and notification of events.   
  • Posts are designed for the public as well as policy makers.   
  • Because we are a group of volunteers, we cannot commit to responding to everyone.   

 

Our Social Media Values 

  • On topic: We encourage focused, thoughtful comments which respond or relate to basic income.  Comments which are not related to this topic may be removed. 
  • Factual: We will make every effort to ensure that our posts are truthful and that sources have been checked.  
  • Respectful:  We respect the law and the spirit of the Ontario Human Rights Code.   

This means that any comment or post will be deleted if it is:

  • False
  • Abusive 
  • Hateful
  • Prejudicial 
  • Discriminatory
  • Malicious 
  • Aggressive
  • Inflammatory 
  • Indecent
  • Profane 

Repeat offenders will be warned and if necessary, banned from our accounts.   

Negative comments that are respectful, but offer a different point of view will not be removed.   

Privacy and Permissions:  Last names, phone numbers, addresses, and photos or images will not be published without the permission of the owner.  

Links to other websites:  We may display links to other websites because they may be of interest to the public. Providing a link to them doesn’t mean that we endorse or recommend them.