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Marines given social media guidelines ahead of 2020 election

Added 12-03-19 07:18:02pm EST - “Guidelines issued by the Marine Corps on Monday prohibit members from sharing political posts on social media "during the upcoming election season" ?" unless it is accompanied by a disclaimer. Soldi?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Marines given social media guidelines ahead of 2020 election”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Guidelines issued by the Marine Corps on Monday prohibit members from sharing political posts on social media “during the upcoming election season” — unless it is accompanied by a disclaimer.

Soldiers and civilian employees must note that their expressed views are not reflective of the views of the Marine Corps or the US government, according to the “Guidance on Political Campaigns and Activity.”

“Active duty members and federal employees may use social media to express personal views on public issues or political candidates, much the same as they would be permitted to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper,” the guidance said.

Active-duty Marines can “like,” “friend” and “follow” political social media pages but cannot engage or directly link to political parties, political candidates or campaigns.

“This includes suggesting that others ‘like,’ ‘friend,’ or ‘follow’ the political entity,” the guidance said.

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