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City of Prince George deactivates Facebook and Twitter accounts

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The City of Prince George has deactivated its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

If you want to "like" the city of Prince George, you may have some trouble. The city has disabled its Facebook page and Twitter account while it reviews its use of social media. In an email, communications staff say

"The City of Prince George is evaluating its use of social media. During the assessment phase, our Facebook and Twitter accounts will be dormant. Members of the public can continue to comment electronically by clicking on the Feedback link located at the bottom of the City of Prince George's homepage at www.princegeorge.ca"

It is not known whether the accounts are permanently deleted or simply disabled. Prior to this move, the Facebook page had over 2,000 fans and the Twitter account had over 1,000 followers.

The city declined to answer questions about the evaluation process.

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