What you say on social media can get you fired, or jailed

CBS today fired a vice president/senior legal counsel after she made unsettling comments on social media regarding the massacre in Las Vegas:

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing, I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

Source: CBS Fires Lawyer Over Facebook Comments About Las Vegas Mass Shooting

CBS hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards, owns the formerly named The Nashville Network which originally targeted the rural south with shows on hunting and fishing, but later evolved to Spike, targeting men, and Country Music Television (now called CMT).

See also the next post “Social media outrage can lead to jail

As noted on this blog, the culture of perpetual outrage that predominates on social media is likely not healthy for one’s mental health – nor for one’s career prospects.

Funny – after I wrote the above, this headline appeared in my Google News feed “CBS exec streamlines the route between Internet outrage and unemployment“. So true!

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “What you say on social media can get you fired, or jailed

  1. Pingback: NY Times issues social media guidelines to staff, seeks to hide staff biases | Occupy Propaganda

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