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Crisis communication & 1A attorney Mark Weaver joins GSMCON2022 keynote

Dec 02, 2021

Part of being a government social media professional is understanding how the First Amendment, rulings and laws affect your official profiles. You also need to successfully collaborate with your agency’s attorney on your social media policy and approach to comment moderation. 

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First Amendment Q&As with expert Mark Weaver

Jan 14, 2021

Contributed blog by Mark Weaver, Esq.

The following are social media-related First Amendment questions we’ve been hearing from our community, that we asked Mark R. Weaver, crisis communications expert and media law and First Amendment attorney, to help answer. This is not legal advice; it’s simply a discussion of basic First Amendment principles meant to be helpful for non-attorneys...

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Most Common First Amendment FAQs

May 19, 2020

Contributed blog by Mark Weaver, Esq.

The following FAQs come from attorney Mark R. Weaver, a media law partner at a Columbus, Ohio law firm that often represents government agencies in court. He formerly taught media law at The Ohio State University College of Law and is now an adjunct professor at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. This is not legal...

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