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Can an Employer insist you have a businessTwitter account? Can

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Can an Employer insist you have a businessTwitter account?
Can they set one up for you without first agreeing working practices and term of use?
Can the employer claim copy write over content (and your name)?
Who is responsible/liable, if a 'follower' doesn't like content, or uses the forum to express negative views?

Yes, they can ask you to have this as part of your job duties;
Yes, they can set up one for the employee. If they employee is not clear about the terms of use of the twitter account, they should seek clarification from the employer;
Yes, they can claim ownership of the twitter account and any content in it. It is not possible to claim copyright over the employee's name;
the employer is ultimately liable/responsible for this.

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