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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation uses social media for institutional purposes, to increase the transparency and awareness of its activities: it informs, communicates, listens to and publishes institutional content.
The published content includes photographs, institutional videos, press releases, service information, news relating to the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as well as opportunities for citizen involvement and participation.
Through its social media profiles, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can share and relaunch content and messages of public interest and utility published by other users.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is committed to managing spaces of communication and dialogue within their social media profiles by asking its members to comply with a few simple rules:
- Everyone is asked to express their opinion with fairness, measure and respect.
- On social media, everyone is responsible for the content they post and the opinions they express. However, insults, vulgarity, offensive language, threats and, in general, violent or defamatory attitudes will not be tolerated.
- The published content must always respect user privacy. References to facts or details without public relevance and which harm the personal sphere of third parties must be avoided.
- The interest of topics with respect to the activity carried out by the Ministry is an essential requirement: these spaces cannot be used for any purpose other than institutional.
- Each discussion is linked to a specific theme: all participants are asked to respect it, avoiding broadening the discussion in a generic and indiscriminate way.
- No form of advertising, spam or promotion of private interests or illegal activities will be tolerated.
- Content that violates copyright or the unauthorised use of registered trademarks is not allowed.
In any case, where social media allows it, the , staff will remove all posts, comments or audio/video material that:
- inappropriate language and/or a threatening, violent, vulgar or disrespectful tone;
- present illegal content or incitement to carry out illegal activities;
- have content that is offensive, misleading, alarmist, or in violation of the rights of third parties;
- disclose personal data or information that may cause damage to or harm the reputation of third parties;
- feature content with obscene, pornographic or child pornography content, or content that offends users’ sensitivity;
- feature discriminatory content on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religious beliefs, political opinions, sexual orientation, age, personal and social circumstance;
- promote or support illegal activities, infringe copyright or misuse a registered trademark.
For those who repeatedly violate these conditions, or those contained in the policy of the respective instruments, the Ministry reserves the right to use the ban or block function (wherever possible after a first warning) to prevent further action, and to indicate the user to those running the platform and possibly to the authorities..
Any other accounts referring to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation are not managed by it.
The social media channels of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation do not replace the public access channels to the information and assistance services provided by the Administration, in particular by the Public Relations Office, Operations Room of the Crisis Unit .