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Indian News Conglom Requires Reporters To Surrender Social Media Accounts

  •, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1 PM
The Times of India and its sister publications are now requiring that its reporters turn over their Twitter and Facebook passwords so that the publications can post content in their personal names. That means “even after [they] leave the company,” notes an incredulous Quartz. “Under a contract unveiled to employees last week, Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd -- India’s largest media conglomerate and publisher … told staffers they are not to post any news links on their personal Twitter and Facebook accounts.”

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