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Legislators under fire after Facebook posts

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A sister rally of Women’s March on Washington took place on Saturday, drawing in thousands, and a meme posted by an Indiana state senator is drawing more attention. Sen. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis, shared a meme that read, “In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking, than Michelle […]

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Facebook reminder leads to increase in voter registrations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Facebook’s reminder to register to vote has led to a spike in Indiana registrations. Facebook launched the voter registration reminder Friday and since then 30,000 Hoosiers have signed up online. “Since Facebook launched its online campaign to remind Hoosiers to register to vote, we have seen substantially higher than normal […]

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ACLU files lawsuit over Facebook censorship on behalf of Beech Grove residents

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Two Beech Grove residents are suing the City of Beech Grove for removing residents’ posts from the city’s Facebook pages and blocking them from posting future comments. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Kymberly Quick and Deborah Mays-Miller. Both Quick and Mays-Miller […]

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Pence discourages ‘discussion of political views’ on official Facebook page

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new social media policy released by Gov. Mike Pence’s office asks that discussion of political philosophies on the governor’s social media sites be limited. “The focus of the social networking opportunities is to share information about the governor of Indiana’s programs and activities,” the policy says. “Larger discussion […]

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Pence administration continues work on Facebook policy

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday that his office continues to work on a Facebook policy that will determine how his staff handles posts and comments. It’s been about two weeks since Pence apologized after his staff removed comments opposing the governor’s stance on a same-sex marriage decision by the […]