UK Service and Ministry of Defence personnel are permitted to make full use of social media (such as social networking sites, blogs and other internet self-publishing), but must:
Service and MOD civilian personnel can volunteer to operate "sponsored" online presences to help communicate their work, including as part of their official duties. Sponsored presences must be authorised by the chain of command.
Social media presences listed on the Defence Social Media Hub are sponsored and authorised by the UK Armed Forces or MOD. Social media presences not listed here have no official connection to the UK Armed Forces or MOD.
For more information see the following:
General guidance for UK Armed Forces and MOD personnel when online (applies to all personnel)
Guidance on maintaining security when online (applies to all personnel)
The Defence Online Engagement Guidelines (full document, includes guidance for Commanders and Media/Comms staff)
Volunteer to operate a "sponsored" online presence
Contact the MOD Social Media Team
Frequently Asked Questions
MOD Comment Policy