By Wendy Shore on August 08, 2019

Social media and internet porn abuse punished by councils

There was a rise in the number of UK council workers suspended last year after being accused of breaking social media rules, according to a Freedom of Information request made by BBC Radio 5 live.

The response showed that more than 51 workers were suspended.

However, only a minority were later dismissed or resigned.

The exact figure is not known because some councils did not specify how many of their employees had been suspended.

The data also reveals 11 people were suspended for viewing online porn.

Published by Wendy Shore August 8, 2019