Social Media Policy
The goal of the City’s social media channels is to serve as an online information source focused on city issues, projects, news and events, and is not intended as a public forum. The social media sites are administered by the City of Diamond Bar, but the content on the sites is not entirely controlled by the City. The City does not endorse any link or advertisements on its social media sites placed by the site owners or their vendors or partners. The City reserves the right to remove any content from its social media sites at any time.
All comments posted to the City's social media page will be monitored. The City reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including those that: contain obscene language, or sexual content; threaten or defame any person or organization; violate the legal ownership interest of another party; support or oppose political candidates or causes; promotes illegal activity; promote commercial services or products, or are not related to the particular topic.”
The City of Diamond Bar reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed to be in violation of its Social Media Policy or any applicable law.
This Social Media Policy (“Policy”) establishes guidelines for the establishment and use by the City of Diamond Bar (“City”) of social media sites as a means of conveying information to members of the public.
The intended purpose of City social media sites is to disseminate information from the City about the City’s mission, meetings, activities, and current issues, to members of the public.
The City has an overriding interest and expectation in protecting the information posted on its social media sites and the content that is attributed to the City and its officials.
"Social media sites” means content created by individuals, using accessible, expandable, and upgradable publishing technologies, through and on the internet. Examples of social media include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, RSS, YouTube, LinkedIn, Delicious, and Flicker.
“City social media sites” means social media sites which the City establishes and maintains, and over which it has control over all postings, except for advertisements or hyperlinks by the social media site’s owners, vendors, or partners. City social media sites shall supplement, and not replace, the City’s required notices and standard methods of communication.
“Posts” or “a posting” means information, articles, pictures, videos or any other form of communication posted on a City social media site.