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Social Media Policy - Unauthorized Content

Orange County reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to deny access to Orange County Government official social media page(s) to anyone who violates this policy.

Orange County Government has the right to restrict or remove any comments/content that are deemed in violation of Orange County’s Social Media Policy or applicable law.

Our goal is to provide and maintain a fair and respectful online environment for everyone in our community. Social media pages are managed by the Orange County Digital Communications team and are not monitored 24/7. Social network sites shall be used to promote the County, County services, job opportunities and County events.

Orange County Government welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content on the page. Orange County's social media page(s) are not designated, nor intended to be a platform for political views. Comments posted by others on Orange County Government’s social media page(s) are not to be considered the opinion of the County nor does the County endorse any third-party comments.

Criteria to edit or remove content:

  • Comments not topically related to the particular article being commented upon;
  • Topics/issues not within the jurisdictional purview of Orange County may be removed;
  • Profane language or content;
  • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;
  • Sexual content, links to sexual content, obscene or pornographic content/comments;
  • Solicitations of commerce;
  • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity;
  • Content that is hateful or incites violence, threatens or defames a person or organization;
  • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
  • Content that violates a copyright, trademark or other legal ownership interest of any other party;
  • Disparaging personal remarks or acrimony towards another person; or
  • Campaign information from a candidate for elected office or information related to a candidate’s personal campaign.

Orange County Government’s social media guidelines can be found at All content, including any content removed based on violation of these guidelines, are retained and archived, with the time, date and identity of the poster in accordance with Florida Public records retention requirements.