LA County Health Department disables social media replies, says account is for ‘informational purposes only’

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health disabled the ability for social media users to reply to his postsand said in a statement on Sunday that its social media accounts were “for informational purposes only.”

“This account is now for informational purposes only and, for this reason, public comment is limited to the live ‘town hall’ type events he hosts in which he solicits questions from the public during the event. Once these events are completed, the Department will then close the live event post to public comment. Other posts will remain closed to public comment,” the Department said. Tweeter bed.

The department also said residents can direct message if they have questions.

“Residents who have questions or are looking for guidance can send a direct message and public health will respond as soon as possible,” the tweet read.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health began disabling replies to its tweets on July 28, as well as the ability for users to comment on its Facebook and Instagram posts.

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In a statement to FOX 11 at the time, a spokesperson for the department said the ability for users to comment on its social media posts had been disabled after receiving concerns about harassment.

“Public Health has zero tolerance for threats, intimidation or harassment on any of our platforms and has made the decision to disable social media comments after receiving concerns from many targeted residents,” a said the spokesperson. “Residents who wish to share their thoughts with public health can always do so by sending direct messages to our accounts.”

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health told Fox News Digital he had no further comment on the decision.

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