South Carolina bans state employees from using social media

Under a new law, employees of the state won’t be allowed to use social media unless its use is required to do their jobs. This author thinks it’s a bad idea.

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One state is banning personal use of social media at work.

Wait. Seriously?

Yep. Employees of the state of South Carolina won’t be allowed to use social media at work “unless specifically required by the agency to perform a job function.”

Cassie Cope at first reported this news. According to the State Employee Code of Conduct Task Force report, the new rule provides “clear, easy to understand guidance to state employees and will provide the public with greater trust and confidence in state government” and curtail waste of state resources.

It’s “nuts”

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