Moderation Policy for Social Media
Disability Alliance BC Society (DABC) is located in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Since 1977, DABC has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. Our mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.
Through DABC’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter), we aim to keep our community partners and clients informed of important information, programs and services pertaining to people with disabilities in BC.
Many of our clients live on very low incomes and are homeless or at risk of
homelessness. Poor people, homeless people, and people with disabilities often experience discrimination, stigmatization, harassment and violence both online and offline. This is especially true for people who experience multiple and intersecting marginalized identities. DABC will not tolerate posts or comments that are hateful, ableist, poor-bashing, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, or sexist. We will delete or hide comments and block users as necessary.
DABC also sees its role as one that holds governments and government actors accountable for harmful laws, policies, and practices. We are a non-partisan organization and do not endorse any particular political party or politician. We may remove messages that support or oppose political parties or candidates.
Your comment may be subject to deletion if it:
· contains hateful or stigmatizing messaging;
· harasses other users;
· intentionally misleads other users by providing false information;
· contains spam or advertising; or
· campaigns for political parties or candidates.
Community Moderation Methods
We will moderate our social channels for hateful comments, spam, advertising, and comments that are irrelevant to DABC’s work and the communities DABC supports. To this end, we may use either of the following methods when faced with comments or posts that fall within the above criteria:
· hiding or deleting comments; and
· blocking individuals.
DABC’s social media is moderated by a very small team and we are not always able to respond immediately to concerns and questions. While we welcome critique to keep pushing our work forward, we will not tolerate comments that contain hate speech, threats of harm to individuals or groups, dehumanizing and discriminatory language, or blatant misinformation.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns about our social media community practices, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.