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Facebook’s Online Speech Rules Keep Users On A Tight Leash

Corporations may have more control over online speech today than the courts. Executives determine which videos, pictures and comments are permitted and what art is allowed. Their rules govern billions … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Even if It Enrages Your Boss, Social Net Speech Is Protected

As Facebook and Twitter become as central to workplace conversation as the company cafeteria, federal regulators are ordering employers to scale back policies that limit what workers can say online… … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Go Ahead, Complain About Your Job on Facebook

Just before Christmas, the National Labor Relations Board sided with employees on a question facing a growing number of workers: When can your Facebook posts get you fired? The NLRB’s … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obamacare Layoffs: Georgia Businessman Claims He Fired Workers Because Obama Won

A man claiming to be a Georgia small business owner said he fired some employees and cut hours for others because of President Barack Obama’s reelection. The man identified himself as … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Here’s a Memo From the Boss: Vote This Way

Several major companies, including Georgia-Pacific and Cintas, have sent letters or information packets to their employees suggesting — and sometimes explicitly recommending — how they should vote this fall. In … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Can Your Boss Threaten to Fire You if You Don’t Vote for Romney?

Last week, timeshare mogul and garish home-owner David Siegel was caught sending an email — largely cribbed from a debunked hoax — darkly suggesting that his employees vote for Mitt Romney because a victory … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Yes, Twitter Banning a Journalist for Heckling NBC Really Was That Bad

Let’s stipulate that Twitter banning journalist Guy Adams for posting NBC executive’s Gary Zenkel’s corporate email address was a very bad idea. They have begun fixing the damage they did … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Can You Be Fired for What You Post on Facebook?

On a Saturday morning in October 2010, Mariana Cole-Rivera, a domestic violence advocate at the group Hispanics United of Buffalo, began the Facebook thread that would get her fired. She … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Twitter Censorship Policy Ignites Global Outrage

Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

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