As it happens, the organisation and the individual (it would appear from the conversation) each have a Facebook presence. I won’t (and can’t) comment on the organisation in question – I have no idea whether they have a social media policy – and I don’t want to single them out. I offer this as an example.
As the article says – and we constantly experience – the private and public are no longer separate. If an employee, board member, owner, volunteer publishes something on a website under their own name, not only are they responsible for what they say, but it could impact on the business.
A social media policy should NOT be there to prevent freedom of expression. It should be there so everyone knows where they stand.
And – like the New York Times – it only needs to boil down to “Don’t be stupid”.
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