Employment Issues / Social Media

Twitter bullying allegations cause headache for Government Minister

Michael Gove may have been aware of a campaign of online bullying by members of his team, reports the Guardian.

Two special advisors are accused of bullying journalists and political opponents from an anonymous twitter account. New information suggests that the Education Secretary misled Parliament over his knowledge of the alleged transgressions and breach of the special advisors code.

This is another example of how employers, even at the highest levels of government, can be caught out by employees’ misuse of digital social communications, either through official or unofficial channels. A sensible, well communicated policy may go some way in remedying this, or at least reducing the risks it presents.

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