Cyberslamming And Social Network Checks

Using social networks like Myspace and Facebook as part of a background check currently falls into a legal grey area.  Apparently this activity is lacking any precedence in the judicial system which means it is risky.  I’m not naive, I suspect most companies Google candidates to see what they discover. Recruiting Trends provides an article that describes one area where trouble may arise: There are anecdotes on the Internet of false postings under another person’s name – a sort of “cyber identity theft.” If anonymous information is posted, such as in a chat room, there is the new phenomena of Cyperslamming (sic), where a person can commit defamation without anyone… Read More

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