Moderation of public comments on official City social media pages

The Communications Administrator may reject or remove content that he or she determines to be incompatible with the purpose of the City’s official social media presence. The Communications Administrator may reject content before it is made public, or may monitor and may remove content after it has been posted. The Communications Administrator will not alter or edit content posted by the public.

The following are examples of content that the Communications Administrator may reject or remove:

  • Comments not topically related to the City’s page or City’s original post;
  • Comments regarding political matters not directly related to the City’s page or City’s original post;
  • Vulgar, profane, abusive, threatening, defamatory or harassing language or content;
  • Offensive terms targeting individuals or groups;
  • Content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, public assistance status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation;
  • Sexual content or links to sexual content;
  • Suggestions or encouragement of illegal activity;
  • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public at large, public systems or individuals;
  • Promotion or endorsement of commercial services, products or entities;
  • Content that violates trademark, copyright or other intellectual property right or legal ownership interest of any other party.