Keeping It Compliant on Social Media

Social media is a double-edged sword.

You can get yourself a boatload of leads.

Or you can get yourself and your company in a whole lot of trouble.

And, by the way, nothing is “secret” on social media.  If you private message or chat, or if you delete comments, someone may take a screen shot and share it with the world (and the regulators).

Tammy Butler,, shared some of the “don’ts,” not only to stay compliant, but to ensure that you are creating a stellar reputation—online.

  • Stay away from “rant” groups
  • No politics
  • No mention of religion (Fair lending issue)
  • No cursing/swearing
  • If you repost someone’s content, mention the source of the content
  • Check all sources before reposting (could be fake news)

And if you find that the group you are a member of starts dissing people and ranting—leave the group.

If you find that a social media friend is not consistent with your values—unfriend them.

It’s okay to stand up for what you believe in—but keep it professional.