Social media policy

We at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) want to highlight issues related to health and welfare in social media meaning forums that people use actively. The institute’s aim is to promote the availability and dissemination of reliable information.

We use social media channels to inform and stimulate debate on THL’s activities and events, as well as topical issues. 

Moderating of THL's social media profiles

THL’s Communications Unit is responsible for the moderation and use of social media profiles as well as for the assessment and development of their use.

Discussions and answering questions

Profile moderators follow discussions every business day and answer questions on a discretionary basis. We cannot answer all presented questions, and are unable in particular to answer any questions about an individual’s personal health.

We ask that participants remember the rules for good online behaviour:

  • Respect other people’s opinions, don’t call people names.
  • Don’t link to illegal or inappropriate material.
  • Do not use derogatory expressions or curse words.
  • Do not incite criminal activities.
  • The advertising, marketing and sales of services or products are prohibited.
  • We will remove any messages that contain racism or are otherwise offensive to a person, community, religion or race.
  • We will remove comments based on conspiracy theories, disinformation or fake news.
  • We will also delete repetitive, inappropriate and unrelated comments.
  • We reserve the right to delete comments that contain links or other material of which we cannot verify the content or its veracity. 
  • If a user repeatedly violates the page’s rules, they can be prevented from accessing the page 

Commenting on the THL blog

To post a comment to the THL blog, the person submitting the comment must accept the comment by clicking on the link sent to the email address they have provided. The email is sent by WordPress. Depending on the user's email filter settings, the confirmation message may go to the spam mailbox.