LINCOLN –The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska has launched an educational resource to help Nebraskans know their rights if they are blocked by an elected official or government agency on a social media platform.

The online tool  is titled “Know Your Rights: Social Media Censorship by Public Officials.”

It outlines general legal considerations and steps Nebraskans can take to address censorship and self-advocate if they believe they are wrongfully blocked.

ACLU Director Danielle Conrad said the courts have been clear in ruling that when social media accounts are used for governmental business, restricting free speech is unconstitutional.