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Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle

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Max Drucker, Social Intelligence

"All we assemble is what is publicly available on the Internet today," said Max Drucker, chief executive of Social Intelligence, which reviews the online activity of companies' job applicants.

Hiroko Masuike / The New York Times

Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reports and even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring job candidates to also pass a social media background check.

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