Recommendation 2013-5 – Social Media in Rulemaking addresses the various policy and legal issues agencies face when using social media in rulemaking. The study examined whether and when agencies should use social media to support rulemaking activities. It also seeks to identify relevant issues, define applicable legal and policy constraints on agency action, resolve legal uncertainty to the greatest extent possible, and encourage agencies to find appropriate and innovative ways to use social media to facilitate broader, more meaningful public participation in rulemaking activities.
Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2013-5, Social Media in Rulemaking, 78 Fed. Reg. 76269 (Dec. 17, 2013).
Social Media in Rulemaking
In the last decade, the notice-and-comment rulemaking process has changed from a paper process to an electronic one. Many anticipated that this transition to “e-Rulemaking” would precipitate a “revolution,” making rulemaking not just more efficient, but also more broadly participatory, democratic, and dialogic. But these grand hopes have n