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Poll: Have you ever got in trouble for a post on social media?

A small number of gardaí have faced disciplinary procedures in relation to their use of social media.

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IT WAS CONFIRMED to TheJournal.ie that a ‘small number’ of Gardaí are facing internal investigation for their use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

It’s understood the investigations come on foot of a recently finalised internal Garda Síochána policy on how members should conduct themselves online.

With 56% of the Irish population having a Facebook account and 1 in 5 of us with a Twitter account – the platform for slip-ups is certainly a big one.

So we’re asking: Have you ever got in trouble with work for something you posted online?:


Poll Results:

No (2865)
I don't use social media (476)
Yes (424)
Maybe but I'm keeping schtum (145)




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