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.
Is a new app destined to become a tool for stalkers? A college professor loses her job over an incendiary Facebook post. A new Snapchat feature has parents concerned. A number of nursing home workers are violating patients rights via social media and writing bad reviews puts a college dean in hot water.
A police officer resigns over a racist Facebook meme. A livestream leads to a drug bust. “Flipping the bird” puts a teacher’s job on the line. Police are warned over taunting suspects over social media. And the “Canada Creep” has been caught.
A young woman is saying “aww, snap” after her social media posts lead to her arrest. Should you friend your kids? A social media battle costs a professor her job. If you’re filing a personal injury claim, watch what you post. And, a congressman introduces an act to get President Trump to preserve his tweets.