Social Media When Government's Social Media Goes Awry By Eric Stock • Jun 26, 2019 Breanna Grow / WGLT Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a WGLT series on government's use of social media. Part 1 was about how government and public safety agencies are using social media. Government Agencies Get In The Social Media Game By Eric Stock • Jun 25, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a WGLT series on government's use of social media. Coming Wednesday: WGLT examines how governments respond when social media creates controversy. Social media has become such a dominant force in much of our lives that it’s become nearly impossible to avoid. McLean County Adopts Social Media Policy, Names 'Wasson Way' By Eric Stock • May 21, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT McLean County has adopted a social media policy, though County Board members exempted themselves from the new guidelines. County Clerk's Facebook Page Goes Offline As New Policy Developed By Ryan Denham • Nov 15, 2018 Jeff Smudde / WGLT UPDATED 3:20 p.m. | The McLean County clerk’s Facebook page has been taken down for “reconstruction” as county officials work on a new social media policy. McLean County Seeks To Add Renewable Energy To Comprehensive Plan By Eric Stock • Oct 16, 2018 Jeff Smudde / WGLT McLean County has become fertile ground for developers seeking to build wind and solar farms. That’s created a quandary for some County Board members who argue the county’s comprehensive plan doesn’t account for renewable energy. Local Cases Shed Light On Witness Intimidation In Digital Age By Ryan Denham • Jun 14, 2018 McLean County Sheriff's Department For police and prosecutors, it’s never been easy to get witnesses to testify, especially in cases involving violent crime where retribution is a real concern. Social media has made it even harder. In Search Of News That's True By Judith Valente • Aug 4, 2017 Pablo Martinez Monsivais / The Associated Press Should journalists report everything the president or other public officials say, even if it's rude, crude or proves to be untrue? Digital Democracy: Facebook Makes Political Push With Town Hall Feature By Student Reporter Baylee Steelman • Aug 2, 2017 Facebook Facebook is hoping its newest feature will build civic engagement among its users. Facebook Pages Take Small-Town Police Beyond The Blotter By Ryan Denham • Jul 12, 2017 Ryan Denham / WGLT Last month, when Snapchat rolled out a new feature that automatically shared users’ locations on a map, alarm bells went off for Heyworth Police Chief Mike Geriets.