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Social Media - Rules of Engagement

These are the official rules and guidelines for participating in social media for UKIP. They should be read in conjunction with part 1 of the Guidelines, dealing with the Brand and those authorised to use it. However, these Social Media rules apply to everyone, authorised or not.

If you're a UKIP member or supporter creating or contributing to blogs, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds, or any other kind of social media, these guidelines are for you.

Disclose

Your honesty - or dishonesty - will be quickly noticed in the social media environment. Please represent UKIP ethically and with integrity.

Protect

Make sure all that transparency doesn't violate UKIP's or your own privacy. Remember, if you're online, you're on the record - everything on the Internet is public and searchable. And what you write is ultimately your responsibility.

Use Common Sense

Perception is reality and in online social networks, the lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred. Just by identifying yourself as a UKIP member, you are creating perceptions about your expertise and about UKIP. Do us all proud.

Our 20 tips can help you avoid the most common pitfalls.