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Social Media and the First Amendment with Mark Weaver

What do you do when a comment appears on your social media feed that’s contrary to your agency’s values or ignites controversy with the public? Do you know what you can (and cannot) post during a crisis, like a pandemic or civil unrest? Knowing how the First Amendment applies to your social media can protect you from a lawsuit, legal fees, and damages.

Learning to Avoid Facebook Foibles and Twitter Trip-ups

In this recorded webinar, Mark Weaver discusses how you can mitigate the inherent risks that come with having an online presence. This won’t be dry legal humdrum – expect funny, real life examples that will optimize your social media strategy!

Expect to learn:

  • Practical tips to mitigate negative social interaction
  • The risks of violating First Amendment rights through comment moderation
  • The First Amendment protections people have on social media

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website and in this webinar does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available are for general informational purposes only.

About the Speaker

mark weaver - government social media communications attorney

Mark Weaver
Attorney and Communications Advisor

Mark Weaver is an attorney and government communications expert with three decades of experience across the country. Starting his career as a city public information officer, he rose to become a communications director with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and then spokesman for the United States Department of Justice in Washington.

After working as a national communications consultant in D.C., he accepted an appointment as the Deputy Attorney General of Ohio, where he managed all the communications and web staff for that office. He has worked with a wide array of public & private sector clients on PR, media relations, social media, and crisis communications. And he has lectured around the country on a variety of communications, legal, and social media topics.

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