Community Guidelines

The Open Society Foundations strive to be transparent, responsive, helpful, supportive of local voices, and fair when it comes to engaging with our online community. These guidelines for our website and social media presences are designed to encourage open and civil debate, especially around potentially controversial ideas.

We encourage comments and responses that add new information or value; that are clear, concise, and on-topic; and that are generous and constructive. We like questions and feedback, too!

We discourage comments and responses that are disrespectful, antagonistic, offensive, and rude. We reserve the right to block users and delete and report comments that fall under any of the following categories:

If you have any questions or something to report, please contact us at