ESSENCE Poll: Do You Use Social Media with Caution?
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A national security official who tweeted sensitive information about the White House and criticized President Obama has been fired.

Politico reports that Jofi Joseph, a nonproliferation director of the National Security Council, had been tweeting under the pseudonym @natsecwonk for two years. His Twitter handle quickly became a go-to for insider snark about government officials and the occasional leak of internal information. One of Joseph’s most buzzed about tweets concerned one of the president’s closest advisors, Valerie Jarrett. “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me,” he wrote. #shade

The account has since been disabled, but Joseph’s behavior has us thinking about our own social media personalities. Granted, he used a pseudonym, but is his carefree style of commentary something you’d ever consider? Do you give yourself one hundred percent freedom to tweet or post whatever you feel on social media? Or do you tend to censor yourself?

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