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Kansas professors want new social media plan suspended

Updated: 2014-01-10T14:20:50Z

— More than 80 professors in Kansas are asking the Board of Regents to suspend a new social media policy.

The University of Kansas and Kansas State University professors signed a letter to the regents, expressing "continued concern" about the policy. They say the policy prevents faculty and staff at the state's universities from exercising their freedom of speech.

The regents are reviewing the policy, which they passed in December. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the professors want the policy suspended while that review proceeds.

The policy authorizes university administrators to fire employees for social media posts that conflict with the best interests of the university or its ability to efficiently provide services, among other violations.

The Associated Press

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