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Social Media Policy

 

BCSC InvestRight’s social media pages are monitored and moderated. We post, like, share, and retweet content that we feel will help better inform the financial services industry and investors.

Examples of the content you can expect to find are:

  • BCSC news releases, investor alerts and warnings, and speeches
  • Photos and videos from events and advertising campaigns
  • Links to relevant media articles, and blog or social media posts (eg. retweets)
  • Weekly reports, job postings, and website notifications
  • Various content from other securities regulators and government agencies
  • Reponses to questions and comments from the public

Social Media Channels as a Source of Official Policy

Information posted to these channels should not be considered as the authoritative source of guidance from the BCSC or Canadian Securities Administrators. Please refer to the BCSC’s website for official updates.

Following, Liking, & Linking
We follow, friend, and like stakeholders and partners, members of the media, and individuals.  A link, follow, or like does not imply an endorsement of any kind.

We retweet, like, comment, and blog about material that we deem of interest to our audiences. These actions should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the originator, the content they post, or of any organization the content refers to.

Replies, Comments, & Questions
We monitor and moderate our social media pages. The BCSC does not reply individually to comments received through its social media sites. Comments may be read and any emerging themes or helpful suggestions may be passed to the relevant staff in the BCSC.

We cannot engage in political issues or answer questions that break the rules of our Code of Conduct.

The BCSC reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by the BCSC.

The BCSC reserves the right to remove comments that are:

  • Anonymous
  • Vulgar, abusive, or offensive
  • Personal attacks
  • Product promotions, advertising, or spam
  • Encourage illegal activity
  • Stock recommendations or promotions
  • Unsupported accusations
  • Off-topic
  • Confidential information, such as ongoing investigations or confidential filings
  • Unintelligible or irrelevant
  • Not authored by the sender

We do not post questions from the media or answer media questions via social media. We ask members of the media to send questions to BCSC’s media relations here.

We will not process complaints received on our social media channels. Please report suspicious activity to us through InvestRight.org or by contacting BCSC Inquiries directly.

Accessibility of Social Media Platforms

Social media platforms are third-party service providers and are not bound by Government of Canada standards for Web accessibility.

If you have difficulty accessing content on our social media accounts, please contact us and we will try to solve the problem or provide you with the information in a different format.

Questions

If you have questions about our social media policies, please email us at [email protected], or call 1-800-373-6393.