A Virginia-based government contractor fired a marketing executive after a photo of her flipping off a Donald Trump motorcade went viral on social media, raising questions about corporate social media policies and the rights of employees to express views off-duty that instantly can be seen by millions.
Juli Briskman was fired from the government contracting firm Akima LLC last month, according to media reports, and is now considering taking legal action. The photo, shared widely on social media, showed Briskman, on a bike, lifting a middle finger to the presidential motorcade that was passing by her in Northern Virginia. A photographer that accompanied the motorcade caught the image, which Briskman later posted on her Twitter account.
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