Social Media Policy

Policies & Disclaimers for Participants Posts on the Utah House of Representatives Social Media Platforms

The purpose of the official Utah House of Representatives social media platforms and website(s) maintained by the House Majority is to provide information about Utah legislation, government initiatives and how government affects you.

The Utah House of Representatives encourages the public, as well as members of the House, to participate in and contribute content to social media platforms and website. Contributors (hereinafter referred to as “Participants”) are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities to provide input through the various social media platforms and the website(s), and in so doing contribute to a fair and respectful dialogue among the general public and Utah’s elected public officials.

To promote open and productive dialogue, and in the spirit of fair and transparent access to the House’s social media platforms and website(s), Participants are hereby advised that all postings, including any links to 3rd-party sites, shall be subject to limited monitoring for appropriateness. For purposes herein, appropriateness is defined as postings that are relevant to Utah House official governmental business, responsive to the issue(s) being discussed, and phrased in respectful and appropriate language for the general public.

The following types of content are considered inappropriate for posting on the House’s social media platforms and website(s): commercial; self-promotional; campaign-related; prurient; abusive; discriminatory speech, including but not limited to, hate speech based on race, gender, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability; in certain contexts, personal contact information.

The Utah House of Representatives, per the discretion of the House Majority staff, reserves the right to remove and/or block post, content and/or comments that are violent, obscene, profane, hateful, racist, sexual, suggestive or encouragement of illegal activity from the House’s social media platforms and website(s).

Comments should be limited to a discussion of legitimate concerns related to legislation and state government. Campaign information should not be posted.