Now although this First Amendment gives us the freedom of speech, it also gives the right to freedom which is the key word. This freedom allows us to do anything and say anything and live our lives the way we please which is why we call this country the United States of America: home of the free and the brave. If you think about it, it’s on the internet which is very public so therefore there is no violation. So if employers feel as though they need to check up on people via internet, then I feel that as though they have the right. They have the right to do a little background check to see what kind of person you are. They have the right to see if you are a suitable candidate that will be a good fit for their company. If you are a great person with a wild side and know how to keep your private life private and not posting it on the internet, then you will be fine. But if you are a great person with a wild side that plasters your private life all over the internet, you are portraying yourself as if you have no self-control and you will automatically get judged. It is sad but this is just how the world and the internet work.
A prime example of this is an article called, “Facebook Got Me Fired.” Author, Caleb Daniloff, goes on to explain how in this situation an employee asked for time off for a family emergency and how it just so happened to be Halloween, later on pictures of this employee were posted on Facebook of him out partying with friends. Somehow it got back to his boss because, remember, on Facebook a friend is a friend of a friend and anything can be seen by anyone. Daniloff adds that he was later fired for lying. This is a prime example of how Facebook or any other social media site can hurt one in the long run if not used correctly. First of all, why would someone decide to ask for