As journalists, we're naturally interested in what the Associated Press' new social media guidelines have to say about "liking" on Facebook. It turns out our readers are, too. The AP recommends its journalists avoid "liking" the Facebook pages of political candidates because it can be misconstrued as an endorsement. Commenter Erik Jacobsen also feels that "liking" certain content on Facebook can be awkward:
I wish more websites had the "Recommend" button for Facebook rather than "Like." You don't want to share an informative article about the Aurora shootings while clicking "Like."
Well put, Erik. Sharing things on social media that you don't necessarily feel positive towards can be tricky when you're limited to a "like" button... Anyways, be sure to click through to Erik's comment and "like" it! (Or just plain old reply.)
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