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Adverse Employment Action for Employee Social Media Use: Balancing First Amendment Rights and Governmental Efficiency

Adverse Employment Action for Employee Social Media Use: Balancing First Amendment Rights and Governmental Efficiency

March 14, 2022  by  Rachel Bender Turpin
Category:  Social Media Guest Author

Private companies can discipline or fire employees for offensive personal social media posts. However public employers cannot retaliate against their employees in the same way due to First Amendment rights to free speech. This blog shows how the courts weigh this tension.

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They Said What?! — Handling Misinformation

They Said What?! — Handling Misinformation

December 13, 2021  by  Tracy Burrows
Category:  Social Media

From conspiracies to outright gossip, this blog offers tips for local governments on how to counter misleading claims on social media. 

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Addressing Free Speech in your Social Media Comment Policy

Addressing Free Speech in your Social Media Comment Policy

August 9, 2016  by  Josh Mahar
Category:  Social Media

This post is about giving local governments some information on how and what a good approach to take is when addressing public comments on their Facebook or other social media pages.

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Social Media Management is Now a Full-Fledged Government Discipline

Social Media Management is Now a Full-Fledged Government Discipline

December 17, 2015  by  Josh Mahar
Category:  Social Media

The importance and complexity of social media have turned this once fledgling activity into a critical piece of government communication resources and it may be time for your organization to take it more seriously.

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Strategies for Managing Social Media Records from the State Archives

Strategies for Managing Social Media Records from the State Archives

June 18, 2015  by  Josh Mahar
Category:  Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool for engagement, but often a nightmare for public records officers. We interviewed Leslie Koziara Turner with the State Archives to see what strategies local governments can use to manage their social media records.

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Establishing Effective Social Media Policies for your Agency

Establishing Effective Social Media Policies for your Agency

February 24, 2015  by  Josh Mahar
Category:  Social Media

Local governments should, and are, jumping into the social media arena to both disseminate important government information and to gauge public opinion on projects and initiatives. That said, social media can  be a double-edged sword, a few missteps on social media can have serious negative consequences. To ensure your agency uses social media as effectively as possible, I've put together a few key elements you should consider prior to diving in.

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Four Tools for Retaining Records of Your Social Media Content

Four Tools for Retaining Records of Your Social Media Content

November 3, 2014  by  Josh Mahar
Category:  Social Media

This blog post examines four possible programs you can use to archive your social media content: ArchiveSocial, Smarsh, PageFreezer, and Social Safe.

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