Most people think social media compliance is just for regulated industries. And it’s true that regulated industries do have more rules to comply with.    But social media compliance is everybody’s business.   Whether you’re business is regulated or not, there are dozens of federal and state regulations and local ordinances that dictate how you…

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If your social media policy requires your employees to include a disclaimer in their social media posts that their opinions are their own, that’s unlawful, according to a US Federal judge who called the restriction “unreasonably burdensome.” How can you include a disclaimer in a Facebook Like anyway?   The development is the latest in…

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The number of social media policy violations by employees has doubled over the last 16 months.  Ann Handley didn’t violate anyone’s social media policy, and those aren’t schadenfreude likes from Beth, Shel and Richard. They’re only there to demonstrate what kind of screen capture you need to take of a Facebook post if you’re documenting…

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What steps has the FDA taken to provide the pharmaceutical industry with guidance and regulations around how to use social media for marketing?   We talk to John Mack (@pharmaguy), Editor & Publisher of the Pharma Marketing Network about the issues and challenges of regulating how pharmaceutical companies on social media.     Pharmaceutical Digital…

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