Standards of Conduct for Public Comments

Posted on May 30, 2023 in Main

 The Governor’s Office encourages and welcomes your comments. Our goals in operating our social media accounts and allowing public comments are to share information with as many people as possible, gain constructive feedback, and to foster courteous discussion. Where public comments are enabled, we request that commenting be done in a respectful manner and that all commenters be considerate and civil toward one another. All content posted, including public comments, on Social Media accounts managed by the Governor’s Office is monitored. The Governor’s Office does not discriminate against any views, but comments containing any of the following are inconsistent with the purposes of the forum and are not permitted:

  • Personally identifiable information, such as Social Security Numbers, home or business addresses, e-mail addresses, or phone numbers;
  • Threats of harm or violence;
  • Obscene or vulgar language or content;
  • Pornography of any kind;
  • Defamation to a person or persons;
  • Discriminatory or racist language or content;
  • Conduct, incitement, encouragement, or solicitation of illegal activity;
  • Personal attacks, including discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, physical appearance, sexual orientation, or financial status;
  • Repetitive “spam” comments.


Public comments on our social media accounts are not moderated prior to posting, but they are monitored on an ongoing basis. Comments found by our moderators to contain any of the above categories will be removed or hidden. Repeated violations of this policy by the same individual, following removal or hiding of the individual’s comments, may cause that individual to be blocked from interacting with the account.

In appropriate cases, such as threats of violence against persons or property, comments will be reported to the relevant law enforcement agency.


The opinions expressed in public comments are those of the authors and do not represent the positions or opinions of the Governor or the Governor’s Office.