Social Media Moderation Guidelines

​​Social Media Moderation Guidelines

By policy, Marion County social media accounts must comply with the following moderation guidelines:

  • Content and comments must be topically related to the services provided by the department that maintains the social media account;

  • Neither content provided by the county nor comments may contain profanity or abusive language;

  • County social media accounts shall not be used for purposes of harassment;

  • County social media accounts shall not be used to disseminate:

    • Content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;

    • Sexual content or links to sexual content;

    • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; 

    • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party; or

    • Promotion or opposition of any person campaigning for election to a political office, or promoting or opposing any ballot proposition.

  • County social media accounts shall not be used to solicit commerce;

  • County social media accounts shall not be used to conduct or encourage illegal activities;

  • County social media accounts shall not be used to disclose any information that the county and its employees must keep confidential by law or administrative rule.

Social Media Use Policy 704

Social Media Use Procedure 704-A

Marion County Social Media Center