This paper examines the impact of firms' dissemination of corporate social responsibility (CSR) information through Facebook on corporate reputation. We investigate this relationship empirically by using a corporate reputation index that tracks nonprofessional stakeholders' daily perceptions of corporate reputation over time. We find that firms disclosing CSR information on Facebook experience a decrease in reputation. If we differentiate Facebook postings based on whether their content provides environmental or social information, we only find a negative effect on reputation for firms posting social information (quality effect). However, reputation is not affected by the number of CSR postings (quantity effect).

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