Social Media Comment Policy for the General Public
At NYU Langone Medical Center, we have an active presence on social media. Through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other types of social media channels, we hope to engage in conversation with individuals and organizations who are interested in medical care, research, and education.
We encourage your comments and opinions, and we aim to respond to as many of your posts as we can. To keep the conversation productive, we ask you to please:
- Keep personal information private. Please don’t post medical and personal information about yourself or others, including family and friends. The internet is not private, and the information that you post will never go away, sometimes even after you delete it.
- Be honest. Please don’t misrepresent yourself or post information that you know is incorrect.
- Be polite. If you use profanity or post a personal attack, vulgar language, or harassing comment, we will remove it.
- Don’t post spam. This includes repeated postings, chain letters, advertisements, and all other postings that are unrelated to health care or NYU Langone.
We reserve the right to review comments posted on our social media sites and to remove any that violate our policy. We also reserve the right to block repeat offenders from continuing to post.
Please remember that medical information is covered by privacy laws. We can’t comment on the specifics of your medical situation or answer questions regarding your medical treatment on social media. We’re here to provide information, not advice, so our postings are not professional medical recommendations. Please consult your m