Six clicks: Social sites and their image stains

Six clicks: Social sites and their image stains

Summary: It is often difficult to regain trust and improve perception after a social networking site has angered its users. We look at six companies that have made decisions which have stained their brand image.

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  • Social networking sites often make decisions which make perfect sense for the company and comply with its policies and guidelines. However, users have different views — and take to social media to strongly voice their disapproval.

    Almost all of the social media companies have been criticised for their gaffes and blatant errors of judgement. Take a look at this collection of ‘stains’ that social companies have had to overcome to restore their credibility.

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  • Facebook and the beheading video

    Facebook suffered a worldwide backlash after it lifted its ban on displaying graphic images on its news feed. A video of a woman being beheaded began to appear and be shared across its feeds.

    Facebook had said that videos containing graphic violence were permitted if the content was posted for users to condemn rather than celebrate the content.

    However, after it received numerous complaints and widespread public condemnation, Facebook removed the video and updated its community guidelines.

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Topic: Social Enterprise

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    fm.usa
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      fm.usa
  • Sorry Eileen

    I know it's not your doing.
    fm.usa
  • No No No No No No and .... No

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