As technology develops, the internet and its range of services can be accessed through various devices very easily. Social networking and internet blogs can offer great opportunities for motor sport to communicate and engage with its audience and members. Motorsport UK has a responsibility to promote the safe and responsible use of social networking and to raise awareness for everyone involved in motor sport of the potential risks and to promote best practice.
Participants should be aware that comments which bring motor sport into disrepute, or are threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting, may lead to disciplinary action before the National Court and which may result in substantial fines or international bans from participation in the sport.
Comments that include a reference to a person’s ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, faith, gender, sexual orientation or disability may attract a severe disciplinary sanction.
Comments can also attract civil and criminal action.
I hope that my posting the above is helpful. All members, whether active competitors or not, are members of an MUK recognised club and as such are bound by the above, whether on Blatchat, Facebook or elsewhere.