Social Media Policy

The purpose of the California State Auditor's office is to improve California government by assuring the performance, accountability, and transparency that its citizens deserve. Our social media pages are used as a platform to reach as many Californians as possible to share our audit and investigative report findings and provide information about our selection of redistricting commissioners and other programs for which we have responsibility.

We welcome comments and discussions on our pages related to our work and hope that your posted comments will be courteous. You are fully responsible for the content of your comments; however, we monitor social media content to ensure that it contains correct and appropriate information for a wide-range of users.

We do not discriminate against any views, but we reserve the right to remove any of the following:

  • Violent, threatening, vulgar, obscene, profane, malicious, hateful, racist, or sexist comments.
  • Off topic comments.
  • Repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users.
  • Harassment based on gender, sexual preference or other protected characteristics.
  • Links to any website.
  • Solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial, commercial, or non- governmental agency.
  • Promotion or endorsement of political issues, ballot measures, groups, candidates, or individuals.
  • Comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
  • Information that may compromise the safety or security of the public.
  • Comments that appear to us as intended to defame any person, group, or organization.
  • Comments that violate a legal ownership interest of any other party (such as trademark or copyright infringement) or disclose proprietary information.
  • Comments that threaten or compromise the security of government information technology, including records.
  • Confidential or sensitive information.
  • Personally identifiable information of another person.

Thank you for helping us keep our social media pages friendly for all.

Reporters and Media Representatives

This site is not monitored for media inquiries. Reporters or other media representatives are asked to call Margarita Fernandez at 916.445.0255 and to refrain from submitting questions on the California State Auditorís social media pages. Reporter questions may be removed.

To Make a Public Records Act Request

Content posted on the California State Auditorís social media pages in no way constitutes a request under the Public Records Act. To make a Public Records Act request, please click on the link.

Making Complaints under the California Whistleblower Protection Act

A complaint under the California Whistleblower Protection Act may not be made on the California State Auditorís social media pages. There are several ways to properly submit a complaint. Please follow the link for more information.

This policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure that its continued use is consistent with its intended purpose.