Reporter Put on Leave After Refusing to Remove Facebook Post

After reporter Barrett Tryon posted a link to an article on his personal Facebook Timeline, his boss told him it violated the company’s social media policy.

Tryon refused to remove it, sparking a whole conversation about the legality of social media policies — and landing himself on administrative leave.

The article he linked to was an LA Times report about Freedom Communications, Inc.’s sale of seven newspapers — including the Colorado Springs Gazette, the newspaper that employs him — to a Boston investment group.

Tryon posted the link with a pull quote that suggested his paper would be spun off by the end of the summer.

About three hours later, his boss emailed him t…

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