Putting the block on social media


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ROCHESTER, Minn. — No more tweeting during meetings.

That’s the new rule in Rochester’s City Council Chambers.

The council president asked council members last night to stop using social media during meetings.

This comes after some incidents involving social media and complaints from the public.

Supporters of the ban hope it keeps people focused and provides more privacy for people addressing the council.

“Topics they talk about are personal and sometimes very emotional,” City Council President Randy Staver said. “So, I just think it’s very beneficial to show the utmost respect to the public and not allow for distractions where they are not needed.”

Staver says the policy should also eliminate text messages and that it is effective immediately.

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