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Professor on Leave for Facebook Posts

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

March 5, 2010

A college professor has been placed on administrative leave for statements she posted to her Facebook profile, reports USA Today. The East Stroudsburg University sociology professor expressed surprise that a student could see her status updates, in which she mused about wanting to kill students. A change in Facebook's privacy settings in December nulled the privacy preferences she had set so that only certain people could see her posts. "I don't invite students into that part of my life," Professor Gloria Gadsden said. Although East Stroudsburg does not have a social media policy, some universities have begun enacting such policies, the report states. "Privacy does not exist in the world of social media," says that of Ball State.
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