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Healthcare professionals are required to maintain professionalism with their own social media accounts. The saying I have heard is "If you don't want your mother or boss to read it, don't post it". Unfortunately, inappropriate things get posted and go viral in seconds no matter how private settings may be. Which brings up the question, should employers be able to able to not allow their employees to have social media accounts?

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Do you mean employers not allow people to have work-related social media accounts through work, or employers not "allow" people to have social media accounts of their own, unrelated to work? How would that work, exactly?

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Against my better judgment , I am going to feed the troll, forgive me.

I think a private business has an obligation to protect their brand. They may set conditions of employment that require employees not to defame their business or show it in an unfavorable light. The most obvious way is to not stand in the public square, identify yourself as an X Corp. employee and then proclaim them to be unscrupulous. On the other end, I think they can discipline an employee who posts unsavory things on social media, and makes it plain that they work for X Corp. X Corp does not tell you how to live your life, but they can decide whether or not to employ you.

I think by definition, social media is not a private platform, and one ought not to post anything that they would be ashamed to show their mama.

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