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What a social media background check means?

 
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Hy, I recently heard a friend that he was the subject of a social media background check and I'm wondering what's the purpose of such a check, especially if you're already hired?
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

They search your pages on Facebook, etc. If you work for company XYZ and they find you have posted this sort of thing

Never buy an XYZ widget. They never work correctly. I should know; I am in charge of their quality control.

. . . they will be quite within their rights to show you your P45.

Non-British readers should read that last bit as "show you the door."
 
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