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16 October 2014
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Automatically generated links

Before offering automatically generated links to external sites from BBC content, we will need to think carefully about:

  • whether the relevant genre of editorial content is suitable for this method
  • only doing this where we can select from appropriate recognised and reputable sources
  • which content pages may be editorially suitable for this method
  • how long the links should remain up
  • doing regular monitoring of the quality of the material on the pages/sites being linked to
  • legal risks
  • how to remove automated links from specific stories quickly.

Content producers should refer to the relevant Interactive Divisional Head before installing such links.

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