US Marine Corps issues new social media guidance following naked photo sharing scandal
Saturday, 18 March 2017 Following the revelation that hundreds of Marines were under investigation for sharing naked pictures of female service members, Marine Commandant General Robert Neller issued a new guidance for social media usage earlier this week.
The All Marine (ALMAR) message went out on March 14th, and serves as a guidance for how Marines should be representing themselves when posting Marines-related content online in an unofficial capacity. The message follows a report from The Center for Investigative Reporting that revealed Marines United, a secret Facebook group used to share and solicit explicit images of service women, in some cases, identifying them by name, rank, branch and location. The investigation has since spread to other branches of...
Following a nude-photo scandal, the Marine Corps has issues a more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members found culpable of online misconduct. The scandal involved former and current Marines reporting their photographs, and those of...
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