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Comment & Posting Policy

We welcome your participation and comments on the Library’s blogs and social media. Our social media sites are governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post.

The Library of Congress does not discriminate against any views. Nevertheless, the Library may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. We do not verify the identity of commenters. Here are some of the rules we follow:

  • We will only post comments from commenters over 13 years of age.
  • We will remove comments that contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, racist, threatening or harassing comments, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups.
  • We may remove comments that contain personal information (whether your own or someone else's), including home address, home or cell phone number, or personal e-mail address, in order to protect privacy.
  • We will remove spam, comments that are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, or that involve political campaigning or lobbying.
  • Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the comment being removed.
  • Do not post anything that you do not have the right to post. We will follow a notice and takedown procedure for complaints of copyright violation under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • Communications made through social media posts, e-mail, and messaging systems will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the Library of Congress or any official or employee of the Library for any purpose.
  • The contents of all comments are released into the public domain unless the commenter clearly states otherwise, so do not submit anything you do not wish to broadcast to the general public.

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