Keyport police chief pulls plug on department's Facebook page

KEYPORT - A new and stricter social media policy handed down by Keyport's borough council has prompted Keyport Police Chief George Casaletto to shut down the department's Facebook page.

Under the new policies, all department heads that want to run or start a social media page must acquire written approval from the mayor and council detailing its intended use. If approved, only an administrator would be permitted to make posts.

According to published reports, Casaletto equated the move to censorship. Council members insist that the rules were necessary because too many people had been making posts, creating potential liability concerns.

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