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Myspace, Yourspace: What Employers Must Know About Social-Media Risks

The use of social-media sites—Facebook, YouTube, Twitter—has surged at a record-breaking pace over the past few years, and they are now used by employees and employers in almost every workplace—a development that has opened new vehicles for harassment, discrimination and employment-related defamation.

While most activity is productive, employees may intentionally or inadvertently use social media—whether on the job or at home—in a way that poses risks for their employers.

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