If You Post Something “Inappropriate” on the City of Durham’s Twitter Feed, Should the City Be Able to Delete It?

If You Post Something “Inappropriate” on the City of Durham’s Twitter Feed, Should the City Be Able to Delete It?

Durham’s City Council continued Thursday to refine a new social media policy for elected and appointed officials with an eye on First Amendment rights and public records law.

The council passed the policy Monday night but agreed to revisit it during its work session Thursday to allow time to consider public input, proposed revisions, and questions raised by the director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition just before Monday’s meeting.

In an email, Jonathan Jones pointed out that the policy did not cover text messages or explicitly lay out a schedule for retaining records (the latter was addressed in today’s revisions).…

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