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Fantastic Four Director's Twitter Rant 'A Stark Reminder On Social Media'

Legal Experts Urge Employers To Have Clear Policies In Place

11.08.2015

The decision of the director of the new Fantastic Four film to publicly criticise the film on Twitter is another reminder of the problems which can emerge for organisations when employees air grievances on social media, according to specialist employment lawyers.

Josh Trank attracted much attention when he took to his own Twitter account on the eve of the film’s release last week to state: “A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.”

While the tweet has since been deleted, Fantastic Four has gone on to receive generally poor reviews from critics and achieved a disappointed box office return across the globe on its opening weekend.

There has also been much speculation online regarding apparent issues in production of the film, which stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell and Kate Mara, including reported reshoots and last-minute script rewrites.

According to Irwin Mitchell’s specialist employment lawyers, the reports of Trank’s tweet once again put a spotlight on the dangers that social media could potentially pose to organisations.

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