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Poll: RE: NYPD policing their officers' social-media accounts - How far is to far?

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Poll: Disclose all social-media accounts

Iraq_1-16-08_005_max50

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 Should police officers be required to disclose all their social-media accounts to their department for monitoring?

Silver_warrior_max50

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Unfortunately there was not an "emphatic" no!!!!!!  HOWEVER. . . .with that said, they SHOULD inform/educate their officers that whatever they post online could be read by a future client's defense attorney against them in court!.  So, just because you can. . . . .does not mean that it is all right to do it as there are consequences to everything we do.  For instance, it is your right to walk into a cave with a sleeping bear and poke it.  Now, should you do it?


I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them.

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Suit_max50

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 I'm with Beowulf on this; just because you CAN post doesn't always mean you SHOULD.  Besides, it's not like a department needs any special permission to view your profile.  I'm sorry to crush anyones sense of security but Facebook's (or any other site's) privacy settings is just to make you feel safe.  I've viewed several of my friends account that I hadn't "friended" yet and they said I wouldn't be able to; imagine their surprise would I mentioned what they posted the day before lol.

White_shirt_max50

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A friend of mine has a face book account and uses an moniker. That would be one way around it.

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Our agency has a policy on Social Media. Basic things like you cannot advise you work for the S.O., post pictures of co-workers without written consent, disclose sensitive information.blah.blah.blah. Mostly common sense about online safety.


Facebook can be viewed by everyone unless you use privacy settings. The best setting for Facebook is "If you don't want the world to know it,don't post it"

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That stinks.


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A lot of departments are now requiring applicants, employees and officers to sign a waiver and disclose all social media sites they belong to as part of your background and employment conditions. Ours is about six pages long, and it's required.


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