Social Media Comment Policy

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We welcome your comments on the City’s social media platforms. The purpose for having a social media presence is to provide information in a timely fashion to where people are already engaging with content. We encourage you to be a fan or follower and to submit your questions, comments and concerns, but please note the City's social media platforms are a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. 

The City will delete comments that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, or religious group. Further, the City also will delete comments that are: (i) spam or include links to other sites; (ii) clearly off topic; (iii) advocate illegal activity; (iv) promote particular services, products, or political organizations; (v) infringe on copyrights or trademarks (vi) contain nudity in profile pictures, or (vii) violate any local, state, or federal laws and/or is otherwise unlawful.

We expect the use of our social media platforms as a place where ideas and information are shared in a respectful manner. Multiple violations of the City’s Social Media Comment Policy can result in the offending user being banned from the City social media sites.

Please note: Activity on City’s social media platforms are subject to public disclosure.

The City does not agree with or endorse every comment that individuals post on our social media platforms. Our goal is to share and exchange information with those interested in topics relating to City matters and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to our page.

Posted comments and images do not necessarily represent the views of the City of Newport Beach or its officers and employees. 

For more information about the City's digital (website and social media) communications, please read the City's Digital Communications Policy, D-5.

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