A waiter is fired for an unhinged rant about hurricane victims. Is Facebook fudging its user numbers? Hoarders in Texas are being publicly shamed. An internal review points to Russian election tampering via Facebook ads and an unexpected black market is thriving on Instagram.
We have a story that shows you that people will steal anything. Facebook bans ads from sites with fake news. An actor’s child custody battle has a social media twist. A California mayor steps down after a social media shaming and what cities have the most internet trolls?
A Snapchat photo ends a softball team’s championship run. A country band loses a big opportunity thanks to their lead member’s white nationalist post. A dad’s online rant gets him banned from his kid’s school. A pastor says that his being framed for a lewd comment and will Twitter lead to illiteracy?
After what happened at the “Unite the Right” rally Charlottesville, VA this past weekend, we felt compelled to speak on it. Three people lost their lives in relation to this event. One of those, a young woman, was killed in what we saw as an act of terrorism. So, with this show, we wanted to focus on stories that address the fallout of this weekend and end with a note on the relationship between the alt-right and social media.
If you haven’t closed your old MySpace account, you might want to do so quickly. A man is suing a former romantic interest in a unique “revenge porn” case. A company wants to help you get that perfect shot...of your food. Thanks to poor self-control and Instagram, a drug ring is facing some serious time. Guess what you could have done with that time you spent playing on your smartphone?
A Wisconsin man is in trouble with police over a Facebook post. A young woman’s online job offer turns into a nightmare. We have yet another story about why you should keep your travel plans to yourself. We share how your social media habits could negatively impact your insurance claims. And, it may soon be illegal for politicians to block you online.
Past tweets come back to haunt a governor’s aide. YouTube enacts a clever strategy to counteract terrorist recruiting. Showing off for Snapchat lands a Georgia man behind bars. Two companies employ refreshing approaches to address social media criticism. We have a good reason to not use your company-issued devices for personal stuff. Is social media desensitizing kids to violence and death?
So, what really happens when you quit social media? A fugitive is arrested, thanks to her selfie habit. The college application process is more cutthroat than you can imagine. A former congresswoman becomes the victim of “revenge porn”. And, social media pranks might land some pranksters behind bars.
With all the stuff that shows up on their service, Twitter draws the line at...copyright infringement? School principals are not here for your online drama. A fired employee hopes a court can overturn her former company’s social media policy. Can what your kids see on social media lead to PTSD? And, trolls everywhere, your day in court could be coming.
So, do you know just how much social media stars are really making? Doctors in the U.K. get caught using social media to share patient records. Germany is cracking down on online hate speech. A Kardashian involved in social media drama? Say it isn’t so. Also, your kids might be sharing something unexpected when taking selfies with friends.