Be sure to read the newest (January 2018) post on Facebook accounts for Virginia RSO's, goo.gl/frSjaV
One of the more popular questions I get from readers is about having a Facebook account as an RSO in
- If you say “yes” to owning a Facebook account and the email address you've used on Facebook is registered with the VSP then you have not committed a crime, but you can be guaranteed the Facebook account will be shut down asap.
- If you say “yes” to owning a Facebook and the email address you've used is NOT registered with the VSP then you have committed a crime for not registering the email address, not because you had a Facebook account.
- If you lie and say “no”, and the VSP finds out you do in fact have a Facebook account you've lied to an officer of the law and I believe that might be a crime. An attorney would have to confirm this.
- If you refuse to answer the question of owning a Facebook account, then you are just making a difficult situation for yourself and they most likely will open an investigation on you.
I want everyone who is trying their best to remain compliant to do so and since the state makes almost no effort to assist RSO's in knowing what they can and can not do, I am doing my best to help all of you!