Social Media Policy Warning: Loose Lips Sink Ships and Can Damage Your Company’s Reputation

If a member of the media calls your company, will the employee who answers the phone know how to handle things? Or will they make your company look bad?

Illustrations shows a businessman standing half submerged next to a ship.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

During WWII, to encourage the nation and our soldiers to be careful about what they said concerning military operations — as enemies could be listening — posters showing a doomed ship with the caption Loose Lips Sink Ships were put up all over the country.

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."