Politicians social media accounts (FOI)
Politicians social media accounts (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 January 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How many Jersey Government politicians run Facebook social media profiles; accounts that include personal (full name), personal (tweaked name) and alternate characters (pseudonym)?
How many of the above accounts (genuine and fictitious) are running Facebook pages and groups?
What are the groups and pages managed/owned by Jersey Politicians, both genuine and fictitious Facebook accounts?
Does the GOJ have a general awareness of politicians online media presence?
Does the GOJ have a input of say for politicians who have online media presence?
A, B and C
There are no Ministers who have Facebook pages in their capacity as Members of the States of Jersey. Information is not held as to any Facebook accounts managed or owned by Ministers in a personal capacity.
Individual States members are not covered by the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (the Law) in their own right. Members do not have any obligations under the Law in an individual capacity and are not listed as a scheduled public authority.
Article 3 of the Freedom of Information Jersey Law (2011) applies.
D and E
The only official social media account for Ministers is for the Chief Minister @ChiefMinJSY
Chief Minister of Jersey (twitter.com)
There is a Twitter account for the Ministry of External Relations @GlobalJerseyCI (which also has an Instagram account, also called GlobalJerseyCI).
Ministry of External Relations Jersey (twitter.com)
Ministry of External Relations Jersey (instagram.com)
The Government of Jersey does not monitor or provide input for social media accounts held by Ministers in a personal capacity.
Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”
For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –
(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or
(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.