Social media misconduct – no formal guidance but some sensible rules
Employment Issues / Social Media / Solicitors Journal

Social media misconduct – no formal guidance but some sensible rules

Although the EAT has not yet provided guidance on dealing with social media-related conduct issues, there are some elements of a recent decision that employers can learn from, writes Kevin Poulter An employee dismissed for posting ‘banter’ on Facebook several years before initially succeeded in his claim for unfair dismissal, but that decision has now … Continue reading

Could you weather a Twitterstorm like Rupert Murdoch?
Social Media

Could you weather a Twitterstorm like Rupert Murdoch?

Rupert Murdoch has been called out on his support for ‘real black’ presidential hopeful Ben Carson, but swiftly apologised, declaring “No offence meant.” The BBC has reported the gaffe, confirming: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised for a tweet suggesting President Barack Obama is not a “real black president”. In tweets praising Republican candidate Ben Carson, … Continue reading

Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser
In the News / Social Media

Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser

A children’s charity fundraising night at the local dog racing track has been cancelled following an online campaign by an animal welfare group. Once again, social media has taken centre stage. The Brighton based Rockinghorse charity, which raises money for seriously ill children, has been cancelled the event after a social media campaign by the … Continue reading

Terror threat fears force Police to steer clear of social media
Social Media

Terror threat fears force Police to steer clear of social media

More than 200,000 Police officers across the UK have been instructed to take extra care on social media sites because of fears that terrorists are monitoring online activities in preparation for an attack. As well as warnings to be vigilant on social media, the instruction also applies to offline activity.  A spokesperson has confirmed this … Continue reading