SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGED BY MTA
Recognizing that Internet based social media tools can provide opportunities for enhanced communication with customers, employees, and other stakeholders; Mason Transit Authority (MTA) supports the use of social media by authorized personnel to support its mission in an ongoing and proactive manner.
MTA’s use of social media is for the general purposes of creating community and trust through the following:
- Quick dissemination of emergency information.
- Promotion of MTA sponsored events, or events in which MTA is a participant.
- Communication of marketing or promotional messages to enhance MTA programs.
- Employee recruitment and recognition.
- Referring followers to information posted on MTA’s website.
- Promotion of transit-related PSAs that are generated by federal, state, or local governments and non-profits or other content directly related to public transit.
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INFORMATION POSTED BY THE PUBLIC
For all MTA social media sites that allow posts, those sites are limited public forums, moderated by MTA staff to ensure content posted by outsiders is appropriate. Posted content, including comments, photos, and links must be related to the topic posted by MTA to be considered appropriate.
Through the Mason Transit Authority social media policy, MTA reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments and/or any posts that otherwise fails to comply with MTA’s Social Media Communications Policy (link below) as now existing or as subsequently amended.
Inappropriate and prohibited content subject to immediate removal from the site, and deletion/blocking of a user includes content that:
- Is not topically related to the particular content being commented upon;
- Promotes or advertises commercial service, entities, or products;
- Supports or opposes political candidates or ballot propositions.
- Profane or obscene language or content;
- Discusses or encourages illegal activity;
- Promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, stats with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation or any other legally protected class;
- Sexual content or links to sexual content;
- Solicitations of commerce;
- Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or
- Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.
- Is libelous or slanderous; and
- Violates an individual’s right to privacy.
Click on the following link to view MTA’s Social Media Communications Policy.