BBC Social Media Policy Insists ‘Second Pair of Eyes’ Review News Updates for Twitter or Facebook

By: Jeff Sonderman | Poynter.org

The BBC’s new ”social media guidance“ strictly requires a “second pair of eyes” to review any staff social media updates related to news reporting. The policy is far more relaxed when it comes to staffers using personal social media accounts for personal things. For those cases, it simply lists some “considerations,” which it summarizes as “don’t do anything stupid.” But the section about social media messages carried out “in the name of BBC News” includes this paragraph (caps and bold are from the original document):

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