Canadian Forces’ unveil blog policy… subtle (or not so) message: Don’t

posted by Brendan Hodgson

(courtesy of Joe over at ProPR)

Following on my recent post about Canada’s military and blogging soldiers, The Canadian Forces have unveiled their online (blog) policy… basically, don’t.

The guilty party – protocol #4:

4. CF MEMBERS ARE TO CONSULT WITH THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND BEFORE PUBLISHING CF-RELATED INFORMATION AND IMAGERY TO THE INTERNET, REGARDLESS OF HOW INNOCUOUS THE INFORMATION MAY SEEM. THE CHAIN OF COMMAND HAS ACCESS TO EXPERT ADVISORS, SUCH AS PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND INTELLIGENCE STAFFS, WHO WILL ENSURE THAT SUCH PUBLISHED INFORMATION IS NOT ULTIMATELY PREJUDICIAL TO CF OPERATIONS AND PERSONNEL

You can read the full policy here. To get an idea of my own views on this, go to the Torch. I couldn’t say it any better.

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