NEWSWATCH: M&G editor-in-chief Nic Dawes and investigative reporters Sam Sole and Stefaans Brummer have been told they are suspects in a criminal investigation, reports Mail & Guardian. And that Facebook profile you're so fond of? A new study has found that when it comes to job-hunting, your profile might not be as "friendly" as you'd like, reports IOL.
Mail & Guardian: M&G journalists warned of criminal charges... Dawes, Sole and Brümmer have been told they are suspects in a criminal investigation that could, in theory, earn each of them 15 years in jail. The investigation apparently springs from criminal charges that presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj laid against the three in November 2011.
IOL: Not hired but fired via Facebook... We've all heard the stories about ill-advised comments on social media platforms getting the writers into trouble, and we've also heard how something you write today could come back and haunt you in years to come. Well, according to the IOL report, one of the biggest -ever studies of the importance of Facebook profiles among job hunters has found that employers are increasingly using Facebook to screen job applicants to weed out unsuitable candidates.
So beware - what you write now, post now, tweet now... might have teeth in the years to come.
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