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Social Media Community Guidelines

These guidelines are in place to help create a safe environment on all social media channels run by the Maryland Center for History and Culture. The aim of our social media channels is to create an environment where our community can engage safely in debate about Maryland and United States history and is free to make comments, questions, and suggestions. We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels show courtesy, kindness, and respect for all other members of our social media communities.


To help create this safe environment, we have set out some guidelines which apply to any engagement with us or other members of the community on any of our social media channels. By engaging with our social media channels, you agree to follow these guidelines.

Comments must not:

  • Contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material, or violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Breach any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves.
  • Be off-topic, irrelevant, or unintelligible.
  • Contain any advertising or promote any services.

Breach of Guidelines

We reserve the right to determine, at our discretion, whether contributions to our social media channels breach our guidelines. We reserve the right to hide or delete comments made on our channels, as well as block users who do not follow these guidelines.

We also reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary or is required by law.