If you are managing an official Marine Corps social media site, you must register the site in the Corps’ central directory. The site registration page can be found at the Corps’ Social Media page (http://www.Marines.mil/socialmedia).
From a rules and regulations perspective, official unit social sites must comply with Marine Corps public affairs policy or guidelines. Commands are also ultimately responsible for content posted on their platforms.
Aside from the rules, though, there are benefits of listing your site in the directory:
- Once your site is reviewed and approved, it will be listed in both the Corps’ and Department of Defense official social media directories.
- Your unit / Command Fan site will be submitted to Facebook to have ads removed (corporate endorsement is prohibited on our official pages).
- Your site registration gives the site owners (Commander) limited legal protection through U.S. Government or Department of Defense Terms of Service agreements.
- Registered, top-level Marine Corps unit, base, or station social media sites may eligible for inclusion in Corps wide social media management platforms.
Marine Corps Social Media Site Registration:
Step-by-step instructions for Terms of Service agreements for Facebook and youTube can be found at the following links: