MNGOP drafting social media guidelines in wake of decried Facebook posts

MNGOP drafting social media guidelines in wake of decried Facebook posts

Apparently sick of seeing his party in City Pages headlines, MNGOP Chair Keith Downey says Minnesota Republicans are developing a new list of social media best practices guidelines.

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The idea is that after the guidelines are approved the MNGOP's state-level leadership this week, they'll be shared with county officials who may need help understanding that it's actually not a good idea to compare abortion with slavery or post a doctored image of a gold-grills-adorned Michelle Obama.

"It is important for Republicans to realize the power and risk of online social media," Downey told MinnPost. "They are carrying the Republican message and brand with everything they put out there."

"So many of our local groups are new to this and they need to be aware of things they may not have worried about in the past," he continued.

According to MinnPost, one of the guidelines under consideration goes like this: "Do present intelligent, responsible, trustworthy information. Don't be obnoxious, petty juvenile, demeaning."

You would hope political officials would be able to figure that out on their own, regardless of whether they're serving at the county or state level, but then again...

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

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