Let’s say someone posted an offensive picture or said a joke that is controversial, should their life be ruined for it? Well Friedersdorf, Conor doesn’t believe it should in the article she wrote A Social-Media Mistake Is No Reason to Be Fired in the article she discusses the issue with companies that give in to internet bullies to fire a person for something they posted in their social media account. She sees that many of the people who are accused and harassed by the internet don’t have many people defending them. She against people being fired from their jobs because of an online post..
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She believes this isn’t right and suggests that companies should have a policy that prevents an employee to be fired based on their social media post. She mentions a lady that posted a picture on Facebook that seems to be making fun of the sing in a cemetery and a few weeks later she was fired from a job that helps disabled adults because of that post. Another example is one of a young woman dressing up as a victim of the Boston Marathon for Halloween and posted the picture on twitter, a victim found the picture and replied to her picture shaming the 22-year-old lady she was fired from her job. She wants to get exposure to these types of stories because she feels like it will stop people from joining these online harassing bandwagons and to think about the persons in question situation. She thinks it’s not worth getting a stranger fired from her/his job for something that will be forgotten in a week or so.