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County in Illinois Goes On Twitter To Ask For Citizen Feedback On Public Records Policy

From Sunshine Review:

A very important component of open government involves collaboration between governments and citizens. The purpose of transparency is so that citizens can play their role in holding governments accountable. Also, because governments need to answer to citizens because they work to serve our interests, it is proper that they involve us in key decisions.

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Social Media: An Opportunity and a Threat for Public Entities

From Local Open Government Blog:

Social media is an issue for local government everywhere as shown by the Jackson (Mississippi) Fire Department’s recent foray into internet posting policies. A disgruntled former employee created a Facebook post with unsavory information about the Fire Department, forcing the Department into a conversation about its social media policy.

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