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Why You Should be Cautious About Controversial Tweets
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 01, 2014 @ 7:06PM
Created on September 01, 2014 @ 6:02PM
 
It seems like every day there's a new story about someone sending out something on Twitter that they shouldn't. The latest offender is Texas Governor Rick Perry.
 
The Texas Governor is under indictment, and his official Twitter account posted a disparaging comment about a Democratic District Attorney who is deeply involved in the indictment of the Governor on charges of abusing his power. Some of the people we spoke to today told 5 News that this is why they don't use Twitter. Anything you say in a public forum becomes visible to anybody. Those who do use Twitter say you should be careful, but it's also your right to voice your opinion.
 
"Honestly, I think they have a right to say what they have to say," said Morgantown resident Debora Blaacker. "They're just trying to be like, 'hey, these are my thoughts.' I mean what was the original purpose of Facebook and Twitter? It's so you can communicate with a larger audience of people."
 
Studies show it's become more important then ever to pay attention to what you're saying on social media because employers pay close attention to what you post.

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