Colorado Springs Gazette reporter Barrett Tryon has been placed on unpaid “administrative leave” by his employers for posting an LA Times story on his personal Facebook page. According to Carmen Boles, content director of the Gazette, the Facebook post violated the social media policy of Freedom Co.
Beyond the absurdity of attempted censorship by a newspaper, traditionally an institution that promotes free speech is the issue of employee rights. Join me in asking the Colorado Springs Gazette to reverse its arcane social media policy that tramples on free speech and reinstate with back pay the reporter today!
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Reverse it's Decision regarding it's social media policy
Colorado Springs Gazette has been a beacon for free speech, informed content and a voice for Colorado Springs. It's a shame that you would censor the rights of your employee.
Please reverse this decision and reinstate the employee immediately and make changes to make sure your social media policy does not infringe on the free speech of your employees ever again.