Social media Policy
Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney Updated 1/31/2023
Social Media accounts, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others, make it easier for government agencies to inform the public with up-to-date information and policy quickly. The Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office has created Social Media Accounts for this purpose. We request that when interacting with our accounts that you keep in mind that many different viewers see our content and the comments connected to them. If you choose to add to the discussion, please respect each other as well as the members of our office.
We moderate our social media account to try to foster healthier discussions from our community when it comes to the content we create. Here are some of the steps we take when it comes to moderating our accounts.
The Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s Social Media Accounts fall under what’s known as a Nontraditional/Limited/Designated Public Forum and the following restrictions apply:
- Comments including hateful, threatening, racial, pornographic, defamatory, or any other comments our moderation team feels are obscene and graphic will be hidden.
- As a public agency, our team does not block anyone from our Social Media Accounts under this policy.
- Behavior such as harassment, targeting of individuals, doxxing or posting personal information online of members of our community or team will be reported and possibly hidden or removed.
- We do not allow comments that promote or encourage illegal activity of any kind.
- Consistent with constitutional standards, we may hide or remove information that poses a risk of prejudice to the integrity of a pending case.
- Any material posted to our official Social Media Pages by our Comms team represent the views held by the Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. We do not control who can share our content, nor do we endorse any views or commentary in the comments section.
- Because we are limited in what comments we may hide or remove, participation is at your own risk.
Monitoring and Contact through Social Media
We monitor our Social Media Accounts to the best of our ability, and do our best to foster discussion and knowledge of the policies of the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Our Social Media Accounts should not be used for inquiries or as a form of contact for the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Please use the Contact Us page on our website if you need assistance from the office. Please only use the contact on our Social Media Accounts to point out content on our page you find is offensive or goes against our policies for us to review.
Please note that employees of the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office are not authorized to speak on behalf of the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office using personal accounts or emails.
Content posted is created in support of the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. All content created is done with the benefit of the public in mind for distributing updates from the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office in as timely a manner as possible.
These policies may change or be updated in the future depending on the needs of the team and as technology for online interaction advances, for example.