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You Want My Social Media Password? Uh, Uh. I Don’t Think So

I thought that local, state and federal agencies in the U.S. wanted to help put people back to work. As if it wasn’t difficult enough to gain employment, RedTape Chronicles of reported that government agencies and even colleges are now asking job seekers to provide a user name and password for facebook accounts.

The ACLU of Maryland has called on the Maryland Division of Corrections to rescind a blanket policy demanding personal social media passwords from corrections officers and applicants as part of the employment certification process.

If a password isn’t the request, it’s the requirement that you “friend” or “follow” a coach or some other authority.

I’m not a lawyer but I think it’s safe to say this is another egregious trampling of our constitutional rights. What is happening in our country when now we can’t even have freedom to assemble in social communities without intrusion? Read More→