ACLU of Georgia

ACLU Warns Cobb Sheriff Not to Block Constituents on Facebook

By Meris Lutz | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | February 6, 2019 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia issued a warning Wednesday to Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren for allegedly blocking constituents from posting on the official Facebook page of the Sheriff’s Office.

“Courts have been unanimous in ruling that targeted censorship on government social media pages otherwise open for public comment is a violation of the First Amendment,” the organization wrote. 
It also quoted its legal director, Sean J. Young, saying the “right to criticize our government officials [is] more important than ever.” 
Glenn Daniel, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said they have not “officially received” a letter from the ACLU.
“When we do will correspond back to them,” he wrote. 

Cobb County, Georgia, Sheriff Neil Warren is seen in this undated file photo.

Photo: Bob Andres / / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution