Saturday, September 16, 2017
Personal social media posts about Trump causing serious ethical problems in sports, legislatures
Social media posts are getting all the rage right now. A Missouri state senator faces calls for her resignation for, well calling for a specific crime to be committed, KCMO Star story.
Then an ESPN anchor (Jemele Hill) tweeted that Trump is a white supremacist, leading to supposed calls for her firing. The Chicago Tribune writes that many sports figures don’t feel they can remain silent in view of the constant protests about claims of systematic oppression from BLM.
Sports Illustrated printed and analyzed ESPN’s statement about Hill’s tweet made in her own personal account
Again, the Internet has made double lives impossible for people with direct reports or public impact. I’ve written about this issue myself before as a “conflict of interest”.