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Social Media Comment Policy


The Department of Wildlife Resources’ (DWR) social media accounts provide an open forum for discussion. We request that conversations on these platforms be courteous and follow the commenting guidelines below.

DWR uses social networking platforms to connect and interact with the public. We share stories, pictures, videos, and other information on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Each of these social networking platforms has their own privacy policy you are subject to when you use that platform.

DWR encourages public interaction and communication about the content we post on our social media accounts. However, this does not imply that DWR agrees with or accepts the content, opinions, or views expressed within any public comment. Please note that the appearance of external links, advertisements, political opinions, or other posts do not constitute DWR’s endorsement or that of the Commonwealth.

While social media accounts provide an open forum for discussion, we expect that conversations will be courteous. Please remember that you are fully responsible for the content of your comments.

Commenting Guidelines

DWR does not discriminate against any views, but we do moderate comments for inappropriate content. We may remove comments that are:

  • Abusive, violent, obscene, profane, hateful, or racist
  • Threatening, harassing, or sexually explicit
  • Suggestive or encouraging of illegal activity
  • Libel, slanderous, or containing personal attacks of any kind, including the use of offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups
  • Comments that are clearly off topic
  • Promotion of services or products
  • Political campaigning or lobbying
  • Provide personal contact information of private citizens

In addition, please do not include any information in your comment (e.g., your email address or phone number) that could be used to identify you in order to protect your privacy.

In short, we ask that you please be respectful of others. Do not abuse the privilege of participating in our public, family-friendly forums. Repeat violators of these guidelines risk being blocked from commenting.

Third-Party Social Media Websites

DWR uses various third-party social media services for outreach. Use of these social media services may require a membership that subjects users to policies, requirements, or rules beyond DWR’s control. Additionally, DWR does not endorse members in a particular social media service and takes no responsibility for any content that may be posted by other users.

Communications made through social media services will not, in any way, constitute a legal or official notice to the Commonwealth, DWR, or any of its entities, officials, or employees.

Last updated by Office of Public Outreach on May 5, 2024.