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Consistent with the Department of the Interior’s (DOI's) Social Media and Networking Policy, the BLM's Office of New Media in the National Communications Directorate (Washington Office or WO 600) provides authoritative direction, policy, and oversight of the agency’s official presence on public new media and third-party social networking services and tools, and serves as the official point-of-contact for DOI’s Office of New Media.

The online new media guide outlines the BLM's internal policies for using new media. The BLM's Office of New Media will update the guide as policies and procedures change and new media tools are approved for use.

I. Approved New Media Tools

At this time, the following external new media tools are approved for official BLM communication nationwide: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram,, Slideshare, Quick Response (QR) Codes, RSS, and Livestream.

The types of content and examples of services to which this policy applies include but are limited to:

• Media Sharing (YouTube and Flickr);
• Blogging/Microblogging (Tumblr and Twitter);
• Social Networking (Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest);
• Document/Data Sharing Repositories (Slideshare);
• Widgets (Google Maps); and
• Video Streaming (Livestream).


II. Standard Approval Process

Local police departments review social media policies  — WKYC-TV
Oliver says the tensions in Ferguson right now are a prime reason why trust is needed between the officers and the community they serve. He says that's why they have a social media policy.

Social media policies in the workplace  — Lexology
This is an ever-increasing area of litigation. In a series of recent decisions, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) has found social media policies unlawful because those interfere with employees' rights to act collectively.

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