Social Media Guidelines: ‘Minimal’

by September 28, 2009

The feeling is that the League’s policing of social media use won’t be too restrictive: “The primary restriction of the policy is expected to prevent various team representatives from tweeting during games, after the stir caused late last season when Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva, then with Milwaukee, tweeted from the Bucks’ locker room during halftime. One source described the forthcoming policy as ‘very minimal’ and ‘less stringent’ than the guidelines announced earlier this month by the NFL … The source said that the NBA’s new policy, furthermore, will treat social-networking commentary in the same manner as comments made in the traditional media, which means that anyone in the league can be fined or otherwise sanctioned for posts via Twitter, Facebook, etc., that are deemed over the line.”