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The Dorchester Collection closes its social media due to “abuse”

The Dorchester Collection of hotels has closed its social media accounts after being targetted with abuse from online users.

The Dorchester Collection has closed its social media pages after members of its social media team were targetted with abuse following on from the Sultan of Brunei’s decision to enact a law that would see gay people who engaged in sexual activity with each other stoned to death.

The Dorchester Collection is ultimately owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

Taking to Facebook to explain their decision to close their pages, a statement read,

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“Dorchester Collection is an inclusive and diverse company and does not tolerate any form of discrimination.

“Although we believe in open and transparent communication, we have reluctantly deactivated our hotel social pages due to the personal abuse directed at our employees for whom we have a duty of care.

“Our corporate social media pages remain in place. Dorchester Collection’s Code emphasises equality, respect and integrity in all areas of our operation and strongly values people and cultural diversity amongst our guests and employees.”

 

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