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Mathieu Plourde

Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn't Telling - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    "Yik Yak is the Wild West of anonymous social apps," said Danielle Keats Citron, a law professor at University of Maryland and the author of "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace." "It is being increasingly used by young people in a really intimidating and destructive way." Continue reading the main story Colleges are largely powerless to deal with the havoc Yik Yak is wreaking. The app's privacy policy prevents schools from identifying users without a subpoena, court order or search warrant, or an emergency request from a law-enforcement official with a compelling claim of imminent harm.
Mathieu Plourde

A Teenager's View on Social Media - 0 views

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    "I think the best way to approach this would be to break it down by social media network and the observations/viewpoints I've gathered over the years."
Mathieu Plourde

Essay on how one college responded to anonymous offensive postings on Yik Yak @insidehi... - 0 views

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    This year, Yik Yak is the app du jour; racist, sexist, and homophobic comments posted on Yik Yak have led to student protests on some campuses, and attempts by administrators to block access to the site on others. But Yik Yak is not the problem; in fact, I am confident that the hype over this particular app will soon die down, and it will be replaced by some new, more exciting tool. The problem lies in a culture that accepts - indeed embraces - the act of broadcasting, behind a protective mask of anonymity, statements that most would find offensive.
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