Myth #1:We belong to a policy service that gives us an airtight model policy.
Most policy services deal with multiple legal topics. These type of boilerplate policies are too vague and overbroad, especially on First Amendment issues. The policies are normally written by general attorneys or employment attorneys, but not media attorneys specializing in social media law. Policy Services are fine for well established laws, but not for fast changing social media laws. Also, courts often find a "one size fits all' social media policy doesn’t satisfy the U.S. Supreme Court's operational realities”.legal standard.
Myth #2: We use our association policy and they keep us updated.
This is a common problem for in-house attorneys, they don’t possess the specialized skills to update a social media policy and assume they can go to keynote speeches, conferences, or online to acquire the same policy drafting skills as an experienced Social Media Attorney. Often, the information at these conferences are either incorrect, outdated or too superficial.