Stephen Taylor and David Akin report that the Conservatives have banned Facebook for ministerial exempt staff.
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Further to my column on Facebook this week (including the new BBC version), a reader points to EcoFraud, a very sophisticated environmental activism site that the uses Facebook as the first step of action (thanks Ian).
My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) examines the recent controversy associated with Facebook, including student suspensions for postings and the Ontario government decision to ban access to the site for thousands of bureaucrats and elected officials. I argue that while the merits of Facebook is open to debate – some love it, others hate it, and many simply do not understand what the fuss is about – there should be no debating the fact that many of these policy responses are unnecessary, knee-jerk reactions to an emerging social phenomenon that is poorly understood.
The recent backlash against Facebook has generally on centered around two concerns – derogatory comments and workplace productivity (ironically missing the real sources of concern such as the privacy impact of posting deeply personal information).
Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 7, 2007 as Let's Face It, Facebook is Here To Stay Facebook, the enormously popular social media website, has attracted a remarkable amount of attention in recent weeks. On the heels of several high profile cases of student suspensions for posting negative comments […]
The Toronto Star reports that the Ontario government has banned bureaucrats, political staffers and most MPPs from accessing Facebook from government computers. Update: The CBC covers the story with video on Facebook and the government decision.
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