Greever-Rice has said that she was unaware of a policy restricting the deletion of her account and did not think there was anything wrong with her request.
Greever-Rice was commenting under the handle “Tracy," and it is still unclear what her comments on the site regarded. Greever-Rice has made comments on the Missourian Web site under her full name and has not contacted the paper at this time about deleting her account with the publication.
This action by Greever-Rice sparks debate because one of the main components of her campaign is to strive for a “responsive, inclusive, transparent government.”
Unlike the Tribune and the Missourian, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook allow users to delete content. These sites, however, warn users that the comments can still be found in searches.
Should news organizations allow users to delete their comments as social media sites do?