Social Media and Your Job

Censoring happens.

The reality is that a public Twitter and Facebook account can be viewed by anyone who searches.  How to protect yourself?

- Have separate personal and professional accounts.

- Don’t say anything about UM or Michigan Medicine.

- If you must, don’t say anything negative about UM or Michigan Medicine.

- Lock your account so only people you approve of (aka not just anyone or the public) can read your comments.

Adding “my comments don’t reflect my employer” really does nothing to protect you and holds no weight.

It’s the day and age we live in that we are representatives of our institution, even if we don’t like the idea of being censored, it is a very real possibility.