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like Facebook, Twitter and monitor companies like Equifax have a direct job to let their users create an online “area of privacy” where they can express their views without the threat of intimidation. In contrast to their claim, an article from New York Times states, “The reach of social media, and its almost infinite life span on the Internet, increases the potential for harm or embarrassment to both the employee and employer. For this reason, social media simply cannot grant employees immunity from careless posting.” In my opinion, there should be real world consequences for what employees post on social media because it can negatively affect their employers’ brand and business. While some strongly believe in the appropriation of freedom of speech, the fact is everything you say online is always going to be there. Anyone can see what you said, including your boss and or coworkers. If its something that threatens the reputation of your employer, then yes, you are eligible for real world consequences. A article by Sara Hawkins states, “People who work for an organization have two roles—one of employee and one of private individual. Regulating what an employee does within the purview of his or her job is handled by employment laws. However, as online time has become more interwoven into millions of people’s daily lives, the line between work and private lives has begun to blur.” Anything you post, is open for the public. No matter how private you set your
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  • Winter '17
  • Melodie Robelo
  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution

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