Freedom of Speech in Social Media
We, as citizens of the internet are entitled to the freedom of speech. This includes social media, despite the fact it was far from conception at the time the First Amendment was enacted. Yet with all the marketing benefits that social media brings, we sometimes need to pause and think of what it truly is: a way for the public to share their thoughts and opinions with whomever wants to listen to them.
However, if you’re a political figure or role model, you need to know when to say what and when to zip it. If you happen to outsource your company’s social media, you probably have a contract or some policies in order with whoever is managing your accounts. Incase you don’t have any policies in order with your social media managers, we suggest you define some as soon as possible so you don’t put yourself in a situation similar to the company who is suing a former employee over Twitter followers.
So if you’re trying to have an impact of your own, sharing your opinions, or marketing your company through social media, remember your rights as well as what you’re standing for.Tags: facebook, first amendment, freedom of speech, social media, social media managers, twitter