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TETON COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES Revision: 0Date: 11/23/15 <br />Social Media Original Issue Date: 11/23/15 <br />Number of Pages: 2 <br />Approved: BOCC <br />Teton County has an overriding interest and expectation in deciding what is "spoken" on behalf of the county <br />on county social media sites. Therefore, this policy establishes guidelines for the establishment and use of <br />social media sites (such as Facebook) as a means of conveying county information to citizens and visitors. <br />For purposes of this policy, "social media" is understood to be content created by individuals, using <br />accessible, expandable, and upgradable publishing technologies, through and on the Internet. Examples of <br />social media the county may use are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, etc. For purposes of this policy, <br />"comments" include information, articles, pictures, videos or any other form of communicative content posted <br />on county social media site(s). The following general guidelines for county social media sites are hereby <br />established: <br />1. The establishment and use of any county social media site is subject to approval by the Board of <br />County Commissioners. All county social media sites shall be managed by social media <br />administrators consisting of the county's Public Information Officer (PIO) and other designated staff <br />as reported to the PIO. <br />2. County social media sites should make clear that they are maintained by the county and follow the <br />county's Social Media Policy. <br />3. Wherever possible, county social media sites should link to the official Teton County website for <br />forms, documents, online services and other information. <br />4. Social Media Administrators will monitor all content to ensure adherence to both the county's Social <br />Media Policy and the interest and goals of Teton County. <br />5. Designated social media contact personnel (Contacts) from each department using social media sites <br />will monitor the content for their department to ensure adherence to both the county's Social Media <br />Policy and the interest and goals of Teton County. <br />6. The county reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of the <br />comments guidelines found on page two of this Social Media Policy, or of any applicable law. Any <br />content removed due to violations of these guidelines must be forwarded to the PIO and should <br />include the time, date, and identity of the poster, if available. <br />7. This Social Medial Policy must be displayed to all users. <br />8. The county will implement the use of social media tools as consistently as possible, across all <br />departments and elected offices. <br />9. The county website at will remain the county's primary and predominant <br />internet presence. <br />10. All county social media sites shall adhere to applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and <br />policies. <br />11. County social media sites are subject to the Idaho Public Records Act. This means that any content <br />maintained in a social media format related to county business, including a list of subscribers, posted <br />communication, and communication submitted for posting, may be subject to public disclosure. <br />12. Employees representing county government via county social media sites must conduct themselves at <br />all times as a representative of the county and in accordance with all county policies. <br />13. The use of social media by county employees is intended for the sole purpose of county business. <br />Personal use of county social media sites is not allowed. <br />14. This Social Media Policy may be revised at any time. <br />