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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

City Settles Facebook Lawsuit

We reported a couple of weeks ago about a lawsuit filed against an Indiana municipality challenging the City's deletion of negative comments and blocking of individuals from posting on the City's and City Police Department Facebook pages. The lawsuit was filed by two residents of the municipality, with the assistance of the ACLU. According to news reports, the case has since settled, with the City agreeingagreed to pay the two residents a little more than $7K.  The settlement also included the City's agreement to modify its "terms of use" policy for posting on City social media sites. Finally, the residents will again be allowed to post to the City's Facebook sites.

You can read about the settlement in the Indianapolis Star:  link to news story

Post authored by Julie Tappendorf


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