Government bans civil servants from using Facebook

Twitter and LinkedIn allowed for work purposes

Facebook banned at work...again.

According to a report by the Press Association (PA), the government has revealed that civil servants have been banned from accessing Facebook.
However, staff at the Department for Work and Pensions can still access Twitter and LinkedIn for work-related purposes.

"The department recognises social media is a valuable tool for engaging with jobseekers and partners," said Chris Grayling, employment minister.

He added sites like Facebook have been restricted or blocked, even though communications workers could still log in to Facebook because they needed to use social media.

This information was revealed after a written Parliamentary question from East Dunbartonshire Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson.

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