One More Frigging Message About Social Media

(Editor’s note on July 27, 2017: Click here to go to an updated special section about the do’s and don’t's of social media.)

Just eight weeks to go. We can do it, folks. We can get through the next campaign surprise, the upcoming debates and the rest of this election cycle without a social media snafu.

For the benefit of the new interns and anyone who hasn’t memmorized the earlier Memmos about this subject, here’s a snapshot version of our social media guidance:

- Keep your politics to yourself.

- Control your cursing.

- No personal attacks, even if you’re trolled.

- Speaking of trolls, don’t feed them.

- If you do respond, stay classy.

- If someone’s just ranting, disengage.

There’s more guidance in the Ethics Handbook, under “Social media.”

Related Memmos:

With The Conventions Coming; Some Thanks, Fresh Guidance And Reminders About Social Media

Before Super Tuesday, A Reminder About Social Media

Reporter’s Suspension For A Tweet Makes This A Good Time To Read Our Social Media Guidance

Read This If You Use Social Media; Everyone Should Know Our Thinking

(“Memmos;” Sept. 13, 2016)

September 13, 2016

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