Boca Post Policies
Boca Post Background
Boca Post is a news organization that primarily reports on hyper-local news stories. The domain bocapost.com, website hosted on bocapost.com, official Boca Post social media accounts, and all other assets are fully owned and operated by Pledged Media, LLC.
Native Floridian and Boca Raton resident, Mike Thomas, owner of Pledged Media, LLC, created Boca Post in 2021 to offer readers an unbiased and objective news outlet.
As Boca Post continues to grow, we remain true to our mission. In a world where people have lost faith in the news, we continue to be the exception. You can always count on getting timely, honest, accurate, unbiased local news from Boca Post.
Boca Post’s Media Bias Ratings
Boca Post has been evaluated by several media bias agencies who all agree, we are unbiased.
“Middle Or Balanced Bias”, Ad Fontes Media
Analysts at Ad Fontes Media have rated much of our reporting as 0.00 media bias, noting a “Middle or Balanced Bias”. In terms of source reliability, Ad Fontes analysts, for the most part, say that Boca Post mixes fact reporting and analysis on simple fact reporting. To see those results, simply search for “Boca Post” on The Interactive Media Bias Chart by Ad Fontes Media.
“Least Biased”, Media Bias / Fact Check
Articles published by Boca Post were analyzed by Media Bias / Fact Check, who considered us to be among the least biased news agencies due to our neutral tone and minimal editorializing. In addition to the “least biased” classification, Boca Post was noted as having “high” factual recording and a high credibility rating. MBFC also nots that Boca Post has not failed a single fact check in at least 5 years.
Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Registered Trademark
Boca Post ® is a registered trademark of Pledged Media, LLC, since February 2023, per United States Patent Office registration #7020936. ”CODE3”, “CODE3: Dispatch Map”, and ” Hearing Sirens? Find Out Why, NOW”, are trademarks of Pledged Media, LLC. All content found on Bocapost.com is considered the intellectual property of Pledged Media, LLC with all applicable copyright protections.
Publishers should properly credit Boca Post with valid hyperlink to the originating article when redistributing original works found on Boca Post. Pledged Media, LLC will defend copyright violations of our intellectual property.
Reporting News And Public Record
Since we are a hyperlocal news source, Boca Post often reports on news stories that the larger media outlets do not. Many of our stories are sourced by reviewing arrest documents, such as arrest affidavits. Our crime reporting may also be sourced from law enforcement agencies, court systems, government agencies, and other public organizations.
Mugshots & Crime Reporting
As a news agency, Boca Post reports on crime in and around our coverage areas. Pledged Media, LLC, has full discretion in whether information, mugshots, or police reports are removed, or obscured, from any of the content we publish.
If you find that you are the subject of our reporting and feel that the outcome of your legal case merits the removal of your personal information, please contact us.
What about mugshot removal per Florida State Statue 901.43?
Florida law does provide individuals the opportunity to have their mugshots removed from websites that publish mugshots. Florida State Statue 901.43 prescribes the procedure to have booking photos removed from those types of websites and outlines punishments to website owners who don’t comply.
This law does not include Boca Post, or any other news organization, as publishing mugshots is not our primary business model. Section 5 from F.S.S. 901.43:
(5) This section does not apply to any person or entity that publishes or disseminates information relating to arrest booking photographs unless:
Attorneys should e-mail us to legal (at) pledgedmedia (dot) com and/or send any legal correspondence to the following address:
Pledged Media, LLC d/b/a BocaPost.com
160 W. Camino Real #784
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Boca Post will not accept payment in any form to remove mugshots from our website. Do not ask.
We don’t delete articles
Boca Post does not delete articles on the basis of the legal outcome of a case.
Boca Post may, on occasion, at its own full discretion, redact names, identifiable information, and images out of news articles. Boca Post will consider redacting personal information on subjects who have had their cases adjudicated not guilty. This courtesy redaction is done at the sole discretion of Boca Post.
Keep in mind that arrest records are public information. Boca Post violates no covenant of privacy by publishing arrest records.
If you have concerns please contact us.
DMCA Takedown Requests & Fraud
Please submit any DMCA requests via e-mail to legal (at) pledgedmedia (dot) com, or submit a request using this form. Pledged Media, LLC will review any request and comply with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, if applicable. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C.A. § 512, any offender who files a fraudulent DMCA takedown notice against Bocapost.com can be sued by Pledged Media, LLC for damages caused, including legal fees.
Requesting updates and revisions
Boca Post is not in the business of publishing incorrect information or making up stories, but sometimes, mistakes in journalism are made. If you believe Boca Post made a mistake and published incorrect information, please contact us. Boca Post will make corrections and redactions to journalistic errors with or without notice.
Absolutely NO Threats of any type
Don’t threaten us. Threats of violence will be reported to law enforcement. Legal threats will be discarded. We will gladly reason with anyone who has a problem with what we are doing. If you have a question or concern, please contact us.
Commenting is a privilege, not a right
Boca Post reserves the right to approve, disapprove, or delete, any comment left on bocapost.com by registered users. We will not tolerate comments made that are considered racist, threatening, violent, or otherwise illegal. Generally, comments that are not appropriate are not approved and will not be published. Users who continuously violate these rules will be banned from the Boca Post website.
Similarly, abusive comments will not be tolerated on social media accounts owned and operated by Pledged Media, LLC, either.
Pledged Media, LLC reserves the right to block users from social media channels and bocapost.com at our own sole discretion.
Changes to our Acceptable Use Policy
Pledged Media, LLC d/b/a BocaPost.com keeps this Acceptable Use Policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This policy was last updated on September 8th, 2023.