This policy is a part of the State of Oklahoma Social Networking and Social Media Policy and Standards. To view the full policy document, please go to State of Oklahoma Social Networking and Social Media Policy and Standards (.doc, 16 pp, 1.2 MB - Revised: Sept. 14, 2011).
While state agencies are encouraged to use commenting features of social media, Web 2.0 and social networking technologies, agencies may disable this functionality if they so choose. When commenting functionality is used, all comments must be moderated by an authorized staff member trained and assigned by the state agency creating or maintaining the agency's social media, Web 2.0 or social networking presence.
State employees and elected officials of the executive branch acting in an official capacity on behalf of an agency shall act in accordance with applicable policies governing official public communications. If you are not authorized to speak to traditional media on behalf of your agency or the State of Oklahoma, then you should not speak in an official capacity for your agency or the State of Oklahoma in any social media, Web 2.0 and social networking comment.
State of Oklahoma agency content and comments containing any of the following forms of information should not be allowed for posting:
Content or comments of this nature found on a state agency's social networking or social media technology site, should be edited, revised or removed from the site. Only comments that comply with this standard should be approved for posting by approved state agency staff.
Communications made through the social media, Web 2.0 or social networking technology's e-mail and messaging system will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the State of Oklahoma or its agencies or any official or employee of the State of Oklahoma for any purpose.