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RIBA Twitter policy

The RIBA uses its central @RIBA Twitter account to share updates and inspiring content with a global audience. We encourage followers to engage, create debate and help us to build a positive online community.

RIBA tweets

Content posted by the RIBA includes (but is not limited to):

  • Links to press releases, news articles, policy reports, CPD material and events hosted on our websites such as architecture.com or ribajournal.com
  • Links to news and content produced and published on other sites that we believe to be of interest to the architects’ profession
  • Material from the RIBA Collections
  • Updates and notices for our members, architects, students and our non-professional followers

Retweets (RTs)

RTs and shares do not imply our endorsement. We may retweet news and/or announcements we believe relevant to the work of our members and the wider profession.

Is Twitter a source of official RIBA policy positions?

All official RIBA responses – including, but not limited to, policy positions and professional guidance – will first be published on our website architecture.com. This site should be considered the authoritative source for our official and current position.

Following

Our decision to follow Twitter users does not imply endorsement. We follow Twitter accounts that we believe are relevant to our work, the work of our members and the wider built environment. This could include following the accounts of organisations and commercial enterprises (and/or their employees or representatives).

Availability

Our Twitter account is monitored and updated on standard working days (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm GMT). Tweets may be published outside these hours if they are prescheduled or respond to breaking news.

Replies and Direct Messages

We read all Direct Messages but, due to the large volume of traffic, it is not always possible to respond to every tag. Any questions or comments that require urgent attention should be emailed to info@riba.org or press.office@riba.org.

Complaints, media requests and personal issues

Media requests or complaints should be raised via email. Please email info@riba.org or press.office@riba.org.

RIBA staff and representatives

Some RIBA staff, trustees and representatives tweet under their own names or pseudonyms. Despite their affiliation with RIBA, their tweets do not represent the official position of the RIBA, and should be considered the product of each individual as an individual citizen.

House rules

In line with Twitter’s hateful conduct and abusive behaviour policies, we will not tolerate behaviour that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another person's voice.

We will report tweets and/or block users who direct messages at us (or our representatives) that we believe to be unacceptable.

Unacceptable behaviour includes:

  • Using aggressive insults to harass or intimidate others
  • Targeting people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease
  • Using abusive or obscene language
  • Using graphic, sensitive or offensive imagery
  • Sharing deceptive or misleading messages
  • Breaching intellectual property rights
  • Breaching any law or regulation
  • Spamming – persistently sharing negative and/or abusive comments to provoke a response

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