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Unformatted text preview: John Malloy ENG111 Public Discourse Alyssa Straight November 15, 2010 As todays society shifts more and more towards utilizing technology, numerous moral issues are arising. One issue prominent to many college students is the use of social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, to screen applicants for jobs and internships. Many applicants claim that this is unethical, but many employers see no issue with it. At the moment, there is nothing keeping employers from screening applicants, but whether or not that will stay the case is questionable. According to a New York Times article from 2009, 45 percent of employers, twice as many as in 2008, regularly use social networking sites to screen candidates. Of those employers that did screen applicants, approximately 77 percent denied an applicant a position due to what was on the applicants profile. Computer World, an online magazine, stated that the main reason employers decided not to extend job offers to applicants after seeing their profiles was due to information about alcohol or drug...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Patterson during the Spring '07 term at Miami University.
- Spring '07