Edmonton’s mayor updates social media policy

EDMONTON — Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson has updated his social media policy after recent discussions between council and the city’s Integrity Commissioner.

Iveson took to twitter Monday to announce the update and urged members of council as well as candidates for the upcoming municipal election to follow suit.

The mayor’s updated social media terms of engagement says in part: “While we encourage our audience to share their thoughts — whether supportive or critical — we ask that those commenting on our social media posts be respectful and courteous.”  

It goes on to say messages may be blocked that engage in a hateful, obscene, profane, pornographic, defamatory, demeaning, degrading, rude, abusive, aggressive, or violent nature.

The policy is an updated version of one previously published by Iveson’s office in 2019.

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