Can Your Boss Police Your Facebook?
I’m a firm believer that nothing on the Internet is private. If I post a photo of me surfing, and only share it with my closest friends, one friend could easily use the photo on her personal blog and then voila, it pops up on a Google image search. Therefore, I shy away from posting content that could stir up trouble.
But for those who love to gripe about work on Facebook, never fear, you have the National Labor Relations Board on your side.
Barrett Tyron, a reporter, posted an article link to his Facebook wall regarding the sale of the Colorado Springs Gazette, the newspaper that employs him. His boss asked him to remove the post, claiming it violated the company’s social media policy. However, according to Poynter, the Gazette’s social media policy may be unlawful.
Tyron stood his ground and did not remove the post. While I wouldn’t have posted the link in the first place, I admire Tyron’s fight. As a journalist, he’s only going to face more social media policy gray areas in the future, so it’s in his best interest to draw the line now.
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