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Clark Howard: Fired over Facebook

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Updated: 10/29/2013 7:49 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If you're somebody who loves Facebook or any other social media, what you do can end up haunting you in a way that you never heard anybody describe.

There have been cases working through the federal courts concerning 
what rights you have if an employer decides to give you the boot because of who you like on Facebook or what organizations you like on Facebook.

Know that when you go into social media, your private life generally is no longer private. So here is my general rule of advice for you. If you are going to use social media, remember anybody out there can see it.

Long ago, people used to have what were known as party lines or phone lines. You could be having a conversation talking about very private things but other people were listening in.


You have to think of Facebook and other social media the same way because it can keep you from getting a job you want, keep you out of a school you want to attend, or even get you fired.


For more information, go to ClarkHoward.com.


Watch Clark Howard on Action News This Morning at 7 a.m.
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