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Politics and Social Media

Reference Number: MTAS-1763
Reviewed Date: 08/07/2015

Social media is being widely used in political campaigns at all governmental levels. Social media accounts provide news, information on candidates, discussion of the campaign issue, and voter outreach.[16] It is important for your city to consider the implications of using social media sites and to keep the employer site and “political platform” separate. Employees should be aware that any form of campaigning while on the job is likely a violation of public policy.


[16] http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/social-networking-fact-sheet/