Friday, January 15, 2016

City of Compton Mayor Aja Brown Unlawfully uses her Twitter Account

Yesterday I blogged about how Suzy Loftus, the San Francisco Police Commission President, was misusing her Twitter account.  While looking over the Loftus account I noticed that the Mayor of Compton was guilty of doing the same thing.



You will notice that Mayor Brown mentions what her public position is in her Twitter profile and that the ajabrown.com links to http://visionforcompton.org/, which is the website for the City of Compton.  Also, just like Commissioner Loftus, Mayor Brown warns readers that views expressed are her own.  However, you will notice that she uses this apparently "private" account to discuss public issues:
 












































Somehow the idea that  an elected official cannot use their public position to promote their private interests got lost when they were introduced to the idea of creating a personal social media account.