Would you pass a social media background check?

Don’t be so quick to say yes. Gizmodo blogger flunked his.

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Contrary to popular belief, your boozy pictures on Facebook aren’t what might keep you from getting the job you want. It’s what you say online—threats, racist statements, illegal activity, sexually explicit stuff—that can hurt you.

At least, that’s what a background check by Social Intelligence looks for, according to Gizmodo blogger Mat Honan. In May, the Federal Trade Commission approved Social Intelligence’s plans to run social media background checks.

“In other words, your drunken kegstand photos are probably fine as long as you’re not wearing a T-shirt with a swastika or naked from the waist down,” Honan wrote.

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