Royal family hardens stance against online trolls
The Royal Family issued rules for followers of its social media channels, warning that anyone who posts offensive comments will be blocked or even reported to the police following a wake of escalating abuse towards the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex.
The Telegraph reported that in a statement issued on social media today, the three households of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace said they wanted to “create an environment where our community can engage safely in debate and is free to make comments, questions and suggestions”.
The Royal Family guidelines on social media, whilst urging “courtesy, kindness and respect” have the intention to create a “safe environment” on its Twitter and Instagram channels.
On Twitter and Instagram, the comments section has regularly descended into abuse of both Duchesses, with the Duchess of Sussex subjected to racist comments on top of the sexist and offensive words aimed at both her and the Duchess of Cambridge.
Via The Telegraph