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State Department Warns Students to Avoid Discussing WikiLeaks Online

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Dec 6, 2010   Updated: Jul 27 2011 • References: arabist.net and mashable
The fallout from WikiLeaks' release of confidential embassy cables continues; most recently, an official from the U.S. Department of State reached out to his alma mater Columbia University, imploring students at the School of International and Public Affairs to avoid discussing WikiLeaks online.

Columbia's Career Services department forwarded this warning onto students who plan to apply for government jobs. Read a portion of the warning about discussing WikiLeaks documents below.

Implications - The WikiLeaks case demonstrated that consumers want publicly trusted institutions to be transparent. This strengthens customer relations. Corporations looking to establish long-lasting relations with consumers may consider initiatives to improve company transparency, such as offering media outlets a candid look at office inner workings.