Social Media Policy

Linking may make available social media applications, and may publish social media content to third party sites. These sites are not official websites and therefore, the external sites’ policies apply. Please refer to the Linking Policy for more information.


Only public information is permitted to be posted by or State employees on social media websites. If communication that takes place on involves or requires private information, communication will be redirected through other appropriate channels. Postings from the public on social media sites become public record and may be posted on

No personally identifiable information will be posted on social media sites by personnel. is not responsible for content posted by others to social media sites. users that enter personal information on social media sites do so at their own risk; is not responsible for the public display of such private information. may remove postings to its social media sites that contain personally identifiable information, but neither, nor its licensors or contractors are responsible for any damages caused by delays in such removal.

Terms of Service social media sites are third party sites and have terms of service and policies that are not governed by or the State of Mississippi. These third party sites are not official websites and the third party’s website terms of service and policies apply. The terms of service for the social media sites used by can be found below:

Content of Social Media Posts

All published social media content is subject to monitoring. This content may take the form of digital text for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and photography images for Flickr.

User-generated posts will be rejected or removed if possible when the content of a post:

  • is off-subject or out of context
  • contains obscenity or material that appeals to the prurient interest
  • contains personal identifying information or sensitive personal information
  • contains offensive terms that target protected classes
  • is threatening, harassing or discriminatory
  • incites or promotes violence or illegal activities
  • contains information that reasonably could compromise public safety
  • advertises or promotes a commercial product or service, or any entity or individual
  • promotes or endorses political campaigns or candidates


Accessibility: To accommodate users with disabilities, is the suggested alternative access to the Twitter profile.


Accessibility: To accommodate users with disabilities, there are two suggested alternatives to access the Facebook Fan page:

  1. The Facebook mobile site is a suggested accessible alternative to the original Facebook page.
  2. will post the same content to Twitter and Facebook. Therefore, will serve as an accessible alternative.


Accessibility: To accommodate users with disabilities, the mobile version of Flickr is the suggested alternative to access the Flickr pool.

Record Retention: The following Flickr photos will be archived and retained.

  1. Photos posted to Flickr by
  2. Photos posted by MS citizens and approved by
  3. Photos not accepted by due to noncompliance with submission guidelines.

Content: By submitting a photo to the Flickr pool, you are giving permission to use your photo on the website. For more information about photo submission guidelines, visit the Flickr Group.​​