Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Could you pass a Facebook background check?
Interesting article how now companies can spy on their workers for having "bad" thoughts. And as most major corporations are heavily controlled by the government, this is an ideal method for the State to control political speech. The Soviet Union used such tactics to keep the populace in-line. If you had "counter revolutionary" thoughts, you could not get employment. And the State controlled all employment.
Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reportsand even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring job candidates to also pass a social media background check.