Critical Social Media Legal Issues You Must Know

Scroll down to learn about the core legal issues that drive the urgency to have me update your social media policy and make my online course mandatory for all employees.

“This was a very informative class. I never knew there was this kind of social media liability. What made this course so different is that you focused on legal issues as opposed to creating content to increase followers. I will recommend this course to others.” Sarah Brown, Tampa Police, FL

New Federal Social Media Training And Policy Standards

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To Recover Greater Legal Damages In A Social Media Lawsuit, Employees Are Now Being Sued Personally Under 42 U.S.C. 1983 

Inadequate Social Media Liability Training Creates Fertile Ground For Harassment, Discrimination, Defamation, And Workplace Violence

Courts Reject These Excuses To Ignore Expert Social Media Liability Training

We have a social media policy.

Our attorney handles everything.

We can't afford expert training.

We have never been sued.

We are just a small agency.

We have insurance to protect us.

Beware Of Instructors Who Think Doing A Google Search or Attending A Few Conferences Qualifies Them As Licensed Social Media Atorney Experts.

Inadequate Social Media Liability Training Is Causing Improperly Trained Employees To Make Costly Mistakes That Lead To...

A LOSS OF PUBLIC TRUST
BIG LEGAL FEES
DESTROYED CAREERS
EMPLOYEE PERSONAL LIABILITY
INCREASED INSURANCE PREMIUMS

2 Myth-Busters About  Having Insurance...

Myth-Buster #1: Even if you are covered by insurance for social media mistakes, your premiums will skyrocket and your insurance doesn't cover the loss of public trust from hurtful employee social media mistakes.

Myth-Buster #2: Even if employees obtain personal liability insurance, their claims can be denied if a court finds the social media posts were malicious; insurance doesn't cover claims that involve malicious conduct.

"Mark, your information was like purchasing a one-million-dollar insurance policy." - Bryan Macy, Winston Salem Police, NC

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Testimonials

In-House Attorneys, HR, And Other Government Employees Agree, My Online Social Media Liability Course Needs To Be Mandatory Training For All Employees.

"I would recommend Mark's course to anyone looking to increase and better understand this ever-changing landscape of Social Media. As an agency, we will remain in contact with Mark and look to take additional courses with him as they become available to keep our knowledge of this area on point and current."

Chief Christopher J. Fletcher
Maple Shade, NJ (2021) 

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“Mark, I have completed your online social media liability course. It was a great course and real eye opener for me. In today’s world, this topic is so important. One bad social media post could crush someone for life with a $500,000 or more lawsuit and destroy their reputation. Please keep me updated with upcoming courses.”

Chris Holleman, Investigator Florida Fish & Wildlife, FL (2021)

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