Controversial social media ordinance voted down in Hoboken

Social media has become one of the key ways to communicate with local elected leaders, especially during the pandemic. It became a national issue this year, as high-ranking officials began blocking the press and constituents from engaging with them on those platforms, particularly on contentious topics.

Members of Hoboken City Council proposed an ordinance that would prohibit officials from blocking individuals on those social sites. But in a Wednesday night council meeting, the measure was voted down.

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