CNN’s Diana Magnay Is Latest Reminder that Twitter Can Be a Journalist’s Worst Enemy

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By: Paul Farhi | Washington Post

Among its many virtues and drawbacks, social media may be one of the most effective tools ever invented to assist journalists in harming their careers.

Since the advent of Twitter, Facebook and other instantaneous digital platforms, reporters have lost their jobs, been suspended or been reassigned after posting things deemed inappropriate by readers, viewers and — most important — their bosses.

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