Bevin launches Instagram account

08/02/2017 01:17 PM

Days after being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for banning and blocking Kentuckians from his Facebook page and Twitter account, Gov. Matt Bevin launched a new social media page.

On Wednesday, the Governor’s office announced Bevin, R-Kentucky, launched an account on Instagram “to showcase the vision of the Bevin administration and promote the unifying banner, “We Are Kentucky,” according to a news release.

“We are excited to share Gov. Bevin’s vision in a way that will visually showcase all the great work that is moving Kentucky forward,” said Amanda Stamper, Communications Director for Bevin. “Gov. Bevin will share content with Kentuckians that provides a unique, fresh outlook on his vision for the Commonwealth. Our followers are going to see a different side of the governor, and this office, as we experiment with the storytelling method of Instagram’s platform.”

Bevin has called on Kentuckians to follow his social media accounts for direct information from the Governor’s office. The Instagram account joins Bevin’s Twitter and Facebook accounts in sharing news coming out of his office, according to the news release.

Bevin is expected to share posts and photos sent to him online under the hashtags #WeAreKY and #KYShines.

The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit on Monday on behalf of two Kentuckians permanently banned and/or blocked from his official Facebook page and Twitter account.

The suit was filed after the ACLU said Bevin’s office ignored a letter the Kentucky ACLU sent about the “more than 600 people whose First Amendment rights were violated when they posted comments and were blocked from all future posting on the governor’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts.”

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