I read it and here’s my take.
The New FDA Social Media Policy [PDF] is unlikely to achieve it’s stated purpose of encouraging “…the use of school media technologies to enhance communications.”
Developing social media policies at big organizations is tough business. Anyone who’s done it will tell you.
Still, given that many social media policies that have violated the National Labor Relations Act so far, I’m surprised to see the new policy make what appear to some pretty basic mistakes with respect to NLRA compliance, particularly since the FDA is among the last big US Federal Agencies to publish a social media policy, which means they’ve had plenty of time to develop these new rules. More »