USFK Social Media Community Guidelines

Our Goal

U.S. Forces Korea manages a variety of official social media channels and strives to create informative, engaging, supportive communities where we can share information and have conversations.

We will do our best to talk candidly about the topics that are important to you, listen to your feedback, answer your questions, be transparent about sharing information, and provide our perspective.

A Community of Respect

In order to create a positive and engaging environment for the USFK community, we ask all users to treat each other with respect. Bullying and degrading comments in regard to race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.

Users may disagree with an idea and healthy debates are welcome; however, please be respectful toward others and their opinions. Insults, threats, or harassment of USFK page managers, other users, organizations, or employees are prohibited.

USFK will hide or delete comments that are:

  • defamatory, indecent, hateful, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, disgraceful, vulgar, or inappropriate

  • threatening or harassment, including but not limited to name-calling or personal attacks

  • encouraging or suggesting illegal activities

  • announcements from political organizations

  • unintelligible, spam, irrelevant, false, misleading, or taunting

Even though we discourage such comments, we do not support censorship. USFK admins will send a message to the account which posted the comment, reminding them of the community guidelines and offering them the opportunity to repost their comment without violating the guidelines, in addition to notifying them that their comment has been hidden.

USFK reserves the right to block anyone who has violated the guidelines indicated above.

Keep in mind that everything is PUBLIC

Nothing is private when posting or commenting on a public feed/forum. Once "send" is clicked, the post or comment can be indexed and can turn up in search engines even years later. It is important to ensure that you do not say something that you might regret later Please keep in mind the majority of personnel here are affiliated with military commands, and their chain of commands are active on these platforms.

In addition, the appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Other than for authorized activities, such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

If you wouldn’t say it in your workspace, you may want to reconsider posting it publicly on USFK’s official social media page.

Please be aware that our adversaries also interact on these pages. Keep OPSEC in mind.

When do we respond?

Although we regularly read all messages, posts and comments, this is not a place to request emergency assistance. If you need emergency assistance please contact the military police or chaplain nearest to your location.

For all other requests, we try to be as responsive as possible and aim to get back to you in a timely manner.

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