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Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Facebook complicated for public officials

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Facebook complicated for public officials

BY CARRIE WELLS

Public officials might have more to worry about with Facebook than just an embarrassing picture from college resurfacing.

Seemingly innocuous posts could become minefields of litigation under Florida’s tough public records laws, which require everything on an elected official’s or government’s page to be carefully catalogued. If elected officials are caught chatting about anything which may come up later for a vote, they could land themselves in legal trouble.

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