Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Strict Rules For Facebook Page

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The city of Charlotte plans to bar public viewing of comments on its Facebook page when it is up and running, a policy that runs counter to other major cities in North Carolina.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that only city staff will be allow to view citizens' comments because officials fear they'll be sued if they delete comments that are deemed inappropriate.

City attorney Bob Hagemann says court precedents say the city can't stop someone from talking -- or posting -- just because it doesn't like what the person says.

Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Asheville allow citizens to post comments that other Facebook users can see, as does Mecklenburg County.

The city adopted its policy last month. The city-sponsored Facebook page and Twitter feed could be running in the next couple of months.


1 comment:

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that has got to be the most ignorant thing a county can do. If they have a site they have every right to moderate it the way they want. What if some ignorant fool with an obviously uneducated comment post's something way out of left field and then gets mad because his post isn't there. I really can't even begin to tell you how retarded Charlotte is being. Awww Poor people got their comment deleted, not the end of the world. Hey it happens to me almost daily.