The future is bright
- Feb 21, 2005
I know I'm repeatedly posting but we've got an issue that's come up today.
My wife is being pressured by BLM people on Facebook to make some kind of post showing a stance in favor of the movement, and some have gotten threatening. Have any of you dealt with this?
Wife and I have slightly different views on things, but take a strong "no politics/current affairs/whatever" stance on our biz social media. It really chaps my rear because my wife is literally Latina, these people have never been in the shop, and she's being targeted for not making a post on an issue with nuance and difficulty and hurt for everyone.
We own a service based business and also have a no politics, etc policy. We actually had one potential client show us the door because we wouldn't commit that we supported her candidate!
My personal .02 would be to make your social media accounts require your approval for anything the public may post. I wouldn't post anything about this specifically or the overall social situation. It is a lose/lose proposition. Do continue your regular postings as you normally do.
Maybe you have an opportunity to create a peace/love/hope line of goodies?
And lastly, if you feel the threats are credible enough to cause concern, report them. Probably nothing would be done, but there would at least be a record if any incidents were to occur later.