The City and County Attorney's Legal Guide to Social Media eBook
Legal social media considerations that every community should understand.
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Posts, comments, and shares have become the new currency of communication throughout the world. The connectivity they represent is a powerful bridge for the millions of Americans who spend more time on social media than any other online activity. Over time, social media has evolved from connecting individual-to-individual to connecting individual-to-business and now, it’s connecting individuals-to-governments, which every government employee knows means potential free speech and First Amendment implications.
This guide provides an overview of the key issues and actionable recommendations for mitigating risks using social media policy and technology. This guide was created in collaboration with the Center for Digital Government, CivicPlus® Social Media Archiving, and Julie Tappendorf — a leading attorney for social media issues in the public sector.
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