As the world’s leading source of intelligent information, we recognize and encourage our employees’ active participation in social media and online communications.
These guidelines are designed to assist you in making responsible decisions when creating, posting or otherwise contributing to blogs, social networks, wikis, virtual worlds or other social media. Whether you use external sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest or Wikipedia or internal sites – or comment on blogs or any form of digital media – these guidelines are for you. They cover three main areas:
These principles apply to professional use of social media on behalf of our company as well as personal use.
Special Guidelines: Offical Use
Special Guidelines: Personal Use
Supplement Business Unit Guidelines
Some Thomson Reuters business units have supplemental social media guidelines, application forms and resources, including the Reuters Handbook of Journalism, for those in editorial or relevant media roles.
If you violate these guidelines, we may require you to correct, edit or remove a post or statement. In addition, violations of these guidelines by employees can result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment.
These guidelines will be administered in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.