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Princeton University Social Media Policies


Princeton University's social media policies provide individuals and academic and administrative units on campus with information about rules, laws and guidelines for the use of social media platforms. 

In most cases, social media accounts registered in the name of the University and its various units allow the transfer, copying and redistribution of information posted online by other users and the social media company. Adherence to these policies is intended to avoid copyright claims and other liabilities that might arise from the posting of inappropriate or unauthorized content.
These policies apply to faculty and staff, including student employees, who engage in online conversations for work-related purposes or who are asked by supervisors to use or participate in social media as part of their job responsibilities.
Along with the University's Social Media Strategy and Best Practices, these policies are intended to help University account holders minimize risk while developing an effective social media program that maximizes user engagement.