Social Media Policy

The City of Winston-Salem provides this website as a means to communicate with citizens and the world at large about our services and present matters of public interest.

In addition to this website, we make use of social media sites as additional means of communication. The city of Winston-Salem has pages on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Twitter websites.

Hiding or Deleting Comments

These sites are moderated; we welcome participation of our citizens and ask that you recognize these guidelines. Once posted, the city reserves the right to hide or delete comments. If you feel a comment needs attention, please email the webmaster. Comments that can be hidden or deleted include:

  • Vulgar language
  • Personal attacks of any kind
  • Offensive comments
  • Prejudiced or hurtful remarks made toward any ethnic, racial, or religious group
  • Spam
  • Sales/promotion of goods or services or links to other sites
  • Promotion of events or activities that are not city-sponsored
  • Clearly off-topic
  • Advocating illegal activity
  • Promotion of particular services, products, or political organizations/candidates/ideas
  • Infringing on copyrights or trademarks

Public Forums

The social media sites are not forums for submitting public comment. If you would like to comment on city-proposed projects, plans, policies, and programs, please visit the city website home page and use the "City Link 311" link to submit your comments online, or attend any of the public hearings or open comment meetings that are held. There is also contact information on this website for city departments and employees. If you have a concern, we want to help.

City Employees

Please note that the comments expressed on social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) by others do not reflect the opinions and position of the City of Winston-Salem or its employees.

Any non-city links you may see here do not constitute endorsement by the City of Winston-Salem

Thank you for joining us in the social media world!

Contact Us

If you have questions about this policy, please email the webmaster.