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Today’s Shetland Times contains a misleading statement which appears to imply that Shetland Arts’ Marketing Officer Lisa Ward posted a letter on its website about the recent banning of an individual from Mareel’s Facebook page for violating the commenting policy (policy publicly available on the “About” section of the page). This is categorically untrue.

The aforementioned “letter” was actually a comment posted on Shetland Times’ website by said individual, quoting a private message he received from Shetland Arts as part of our standard moderation procedures. Shetland Arts’ did not make this information public at any point. We are disappointed that this misleading statement was published and saddened that we have been forced to comment publicly on this matter.

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