News24's Comments Policy

2010-11-09 15:21

News24 provides users the opportunity to discuss and debate around the content we publish.

Our comments system allows you, our loyal users and commenters, the opportunity to help us moderate comments. 

all commenters must log in before commenting. They can do this only with their Facebook account. This means that we can track users and their accounts on our system, and take the necessary steps should they contravene our policies.

users – logged in or not – can flag any comment as abusive just by clicking the link next to each comment. This flags the comment with our editors and should ensure the speedy removal of any comment that we feel does not comply with our terms and conditions. This means the power is now in your hands to report trolls and get their comments off our site.

News24 reserves the right to remove any comment or user profile published on our website.

The extent to which other users will understand what has been said

- Spam posts such as advertisements’ as comments we will disabled on the site

- Duplication of comments

Most importantly, racist, sexist, offensive and abusive comments will not be tolerated.

11. Users are encouraged to report untrue, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, infringing and/or harmful content available from the News24 web site to News24 and News24 undertakes to correct and/or remove such content or any part thereof if the person reporting such content provided reasonable grounds to prove the alleged nature of the content.

All actions and decisions taken by our moderators are final.

It is unfortunately not possible to enter into correspondence regarding specific moderation activity. We will however read all correspondence.

Finally please respect other people's views and beliefs and consider your impact on others when making your contribution.

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24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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