Posted June 14, 2018 09:15:31Companies that are part of the Financial Post Access Control System (APACS) are not allowed to post material that contains the words “offensive, offensive language, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or violent” on its website.
The decision follows complaints from a number of users who complained about posts that appeared offensive to them.
The blog post on the issue was published on April 21.
The APACS was created to prevent abuse of the system, but the policy states that “we will not tolerate the posting of any material that violates our community standards.”
“While the policy is intended to address the problem of offensive material posted by companies, we cannot control how a company chooses to handle such content,” the policy reads.
It also says that “an employer or person in charge of a company’s operations may choose to remove offensive material from the company’s site.”
A spokesperson for the company, which employs more than 200,000 people, said the company had no plans to change the policy.
“We are currently reviewing the policy to ensure it does not pose a problem for us, and we welcome any comments and suggestions on this issue from the public,” the spokesperson said in an email.
The Financial Post’s content policy was created in 2009 to protect against abuse and threats to privacy of individuals who use the site.
The publication’s current policy was last updated in October.