There have been legal rulings both ways on this subject. Some companies have argued that when distributors communicate their intentions to leave a company and begin with a new one on Facebook then they are targeting. Others have argued the opposite point of view. At some point there will be a resolution to this debate at the appellate case level. At this point, most companies would ask that people not promote to people on their Facebook page who’ve been in their downline; however, many distributors would disagree arguing that their Facebook friends are not the friends of the company.
In other cases, consultants want to be “friends” with top leaders and company executives on Facebook in order to stay in the loop and then find themselves in a conflicting position when they want to leave to another company. A deciding factor is yet to be made on this point.
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