(Updated 3/29/21) IslamoradaSocial.org social media policy is as follows:
This website ( www.islamoradasocial.org) is an extension of the Islamorada, Village of Islands (the “Village”) public communications effort. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other social accounts (collectively, “social media channels”) are used to share information with residents, businesses, and visitors.
These social media channels are moderated informational sites with occasional comments and are not a public forum.
adding, removing, or modifying any content that that not fit our policies.
discontinuing or adopting any social media channel at any time.
The Village, in its sole discretion, may delete or hide irresponsible content or content or comments that are otherwise inconsistent with the purpose of these social media channels, namely, to disseminate and share on-topic, appropriate content.
The Village reserves the right to remove, hide, or block inappropriate comments, including, but not limited to comments or posts that:
Contain obscene language or sexual content
Promote illegal activity
Contain language threatening or defaming any person, organization or ethnic or religious group
Support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions
Contain spam or link to other websites or applications (“apps”)
Digress from the topic being discussed
Violate the legal ownership interest of another party, or infringe on copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property
Contain personally identifiable information, including medical information, including information that may compromise the safety, security or proceedings of public systems or any criminal or civil investigations
Promote, foster, or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability
If the Village follows another user’s account, “likes” another page, retweets, “favorites,” shares, or otherwise re-posts or engages with another user’s content, such an action does not constitute an endorsement.
if a Village employee wants to post comments to social media sites, they must do so on their own time and on their personal, non-city equipment. They should remember they are not speaking on behalf of the Village, but as private citizens.
Employees should always use a personal email address, not their Village email address, when registering for any social network. If employees use social media to express a political position, they must make sure to do so as a private citizen rather than as a Village representative.
Public Comments Users of social media channels do not retain any rights over their postings. Postings are intended for public view and any personal information posted constitutes a waiver of any rights to privacy or confidentiality. Postings are also subject to public records laws, meaning any information you include in your comments, including name and e-mail address, may be released through a formal public records request to the media, a business, or any other person or entity. Therefore, before commenting on any Village social media channels or www.islamoradasocial.org , you should understand your posting is neither private nor confidential. We also periodically archive all social media comments to comply with public records law.
YOUTUBE: YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original-content creators and advertisers, large and small.
, it publishes videos and pictures from the Village’s staff, Council members and/ or from our community
INSTAGRAM: Instagram is a mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service.
How we use Instagram at the Village: Islamoradasocial.org has an official Instagram account: http://www.instagram.com/islamoradasocial and it publishes videos and pictures from the Village’s staff, Council members and/ or from our community
FACEBOOK is a social networking website intended to connect friends, family, and business associates. How we use Facebook at the Village: the Village has an official Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/IslamoradaFloridaKeys and it publishes videos and pictures from the Village’s staff, Council members and/ or from our community
If you have questions or concerns regarding the operation of any of the Village social media sites, or specific questions about the Village government, please contact the Village Assistant to the Village Manager/Public Information Officer: