Despite many of the associated security risks and addressing policy problems, social media’s value and impact as a collaborative communication tool isn’t lost on the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military. The use of social media on DoD and military websites has grown at a furious rate in the past five years, in part because of its ability to reach millions of people in a fast and effective manner.
Despite a seemingly open arms approach to social media in recent years, there has also been a fair share of criticism. From concerns about operations security to service members losing their careers thanks to careless postings, the risks of social media use effect both individuals and networks.
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DoD's Love-Regulate Relationship with Social Media