Moderation and Privacy Notification

The Manitoba government cannot commit to posting or replying to all comments received on its social media sites. However, we will reply to questions and take part in online conversations whenever possible.

The views of those who comment on Manitoba government social media sites do not necessarily represent the views of the Manitoba government. The sites are regularly monitored and staff may participate or intervene in online conversations, as appropriate. The Manitoba government welcomes your comments as long as they follow the conventions of polite discourse (they are respectful).

Inappropriate comments will be removed and users may be restricted from Manitoba government social media sites. Inappropriate comments include:

  • abusive, obscene, indecent or offensive language
  • defamatory, harassing, hateful, discriminatory or threatening remarks or unproven/unsupported accusations against individuals or organizations
  • identification of publicly-elected representatives, candidates or parties, regardless of their political affiliation, whether comments are supportive or critical
  • comments that invade the privacy of others or impersonate others
  • content that, in the opinion of the moderator, is not related to the discussion
  • content posted without the necessary rights, licences and consents
  • encouragement of conduct that may or could be a criminal offence or a civil liability
  • encouragement of comments that violate any local, provincial, national, international law or regulation anywhere in the world
  • long-embedded URLs
  • excessive links and code
  • identical comments by the same user, also known spam
  • content that is posted for private advertising purposes
  • comments contrary to the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or The Human Rights Code
  • comments that reveal personal information about the poster or others
  • sexual content or links to sexual content
  • announcements from labour or political organizations
  • comments in languages other than English or French

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Manitoba government social media accounts give the public a convenient option to access government information and services. While we try to ensure the accuracy of the content, the Manitoba government is not responsible for any reliance by the user on the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of the content. In using this content, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Manitoba government from all third party claims, demands, actions or costs (including legal costs on a solicitor-client basis) arising out of your use of these sites.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please limit the personal information you provide. The Manitoba government cannot control the conduct of third parties having access to publicly accessible sites and disclaims responsibility for any personal information that is posted by you and/or used by third parties. Moderators will watch for and potentially remove inappropriate or unnecessary personal information or images about the submitter or a third party.  Moderators may also restrict future posts. Personal information includes addresses, phone numbers, photographs containing images of identifiable people and any other information defined as personal information in The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

The collection of personal information from a social media site and the subsequent use, disclosure and management of that information by the Manitoba government is subject to FIPPA.  Social media account(s) are public and are not hosted on Manitoba government servers.  Users who choose to interact with the Manitoba government via social media should read the terms of service and privacy policies of third-party social media service providers. If you have any questions about The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, go to: FIPPA website.