The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tennessee County Municipal Advisory Service

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Politics and Social Media

Reference Number: MTAS-1763
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 18, 2016

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Social media is being widely used in political campaigns at all governmental levels. Social media accounts provide news, information on candidates, discussion of the campaign issue, and voter outreach.[16] It is important for your municipality to remain cognizant of the fact that the municipality's social media site and all “political platform” sites are to be separate. Employees should be aware that any form of campaigning while on the job is likely a violation of public policy.


[16] http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/social-networking-fact-sheet/

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