City adopts social media policy
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:37 AM
The City of Greenwood has maintained a growing presence on various social media platforms in recent years.
The City of Greenwood has a presence on numerous social media platforms. City council recently adopted a new social media policy.
(CHRIS TRAINOR | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Earlier this week, Greenwood City Council passed a resolution that formally adopted a policy related to the city’s social media presence.
The city currently maintains various Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, and often posts videos to YouTube.
According to the policy, the purpose of the city’s social media presence is to provide information about city services, events, history, meetings, emergency updates and programs, as well as other information that might be of public interest to residents, businesses and visitors.
However, the city’s policy notes its social media sites are meant to represent a “moderated online discussion,” and do not constitute a “public forum.”
City manager Charlie Barrineau discussed how the adoption of a social media policy came about.
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