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FDA Social Media Policy

This policy applies to all employees of the FDA and defines processes and expectations for using social media on behalf of the agency. The FDA encourages the use of social media technologies to enhance communication, collaboration, and information exchange in support of FDA’s mission to protect and promote public health. The FDA encourages employees to use social media to share information that may benefit the public health.

This policy highlights:

  • Roles and responsibilities (i.e., details for process);
  • Requirements (i.e., creation of strategy and plan for existing channels; creation of business plan for new channels)
  • Policies and considerations (e.g., 508 compliancy, privacy, shortened links, ethics, copyright, records management, correction of errors, Terms of Service, Links to the social media Guidance for Industry).

FDA Social Media Policy (PDF - 263KB)