From discrimination to invasions of privacy: The dangers of social media background checks

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Social media background checks are slowly becoming the norm. According to CareerBuilder, 70 percent of employers use social media in some way to vet their employees. In most cases, these checks are innocent — or at least well-intentioned. Employers want to make sure the people they hire are conducting themselves online appropriately and respectfully. No brand wants one of their employees sending out offensive tweets on a regular basis or badmouthing his or her boss on Facebook. Intention is not the only thing that matters with social media background checks. In fact, employers can, and do, stumble into a mess…

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