PNP Social Media Guide (1)
The Philippine National Police (PNP) PRO5 is pleased to participate in open, un-moderated forums offered by commercial social networks sites in order to increase government transparency, promote public participation and encourage collaboration with the PNP. Please note that PNP PRO5 does not control, moderate or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors on our social media pages. In addition, PNP PRO5 does not collect, maintain or disseminate information posted on our social media pages.
The following are important reminders when using social media: (For PNP Members)
- Always put a disclaimer. Official PNP social media sites must have a disclaimer and warning text. (Check the PRO5 website Disclaimer page)
- Avoid endorsements. Do not use the PNP official social media site to endorse or promote products, political positions or religious ideologies that will place the PNP in bad light.
- Do not violate Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laws. Do not post any information or other other material covered or protected by copyright, trademark or related IPR without the permission of the owner of such IPR.
- Use your best judgment. What you post in social media may have serious consequences to yourself and the PNP. If you are doubtful about what you are going to post, seek the advice of your immediate superior or chief of office. In the end, you are the one accountable for what you post in social media.
- No classified information. Do not post or publish classified or sensitive information based on PNP Regulation 200-2012 or other existing PNP policies. If in doubt, consult your immediate superior or Chief of Office.
- Replace misinformation with fact, not argument. When you see misinformation in social media about the PNP, you may utilize your official police office social media to correct the misinformation posted. When correcting do it in a respectful manner and coupled with solid factual information. When you converse with someone in social media, who wants to argue his or her position, be sure that yours is factual and respectful. Do not engage in an argument, just correct the misinformation made for the record. In case of doubt, you can always consult your immediate superior or Chief of Office.
- Avoid hostile or derogatory post. Do not post information that is disrespectful, libelous, abusive, obscene, abusive, threatening, and other unethical or information that violate PNP Code of Conduct or policies of the PNP in official police office social media or personal account.
- Do not violate Philippine Data Privacy and Cybercrime Prevention laws. Do not post any information that would violate provisions of the Philippine Data Privacy and Cybercrime Prevention laws.
- Do not impersonate others. Do not pretend or cause to pretend to be another character in your post in an attempt to hide, impersonate or otherwise misrepresent the real person or entity.
- Register Official PNP Social Media sites. Always ensure that your official PNP office social media site is registered and listed in the PNP website Social Media Directory Page.