This Week in Social Media News For Parents

Stories for the week ending 6/24/2016


Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was found guilty of raping a student, and the internet trolls have kicked into high gear. They started a Facebook page named “Brock Turner Family Support” and are dragging everybody through the mud. The page has since been taken down.

The Brock Turner Family Support Facebook Page Is The Worst Kind Of Trolling


Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 11.27.22 AMAn Australian internet troll pleaded guilty to a charge of harassing women on Facebook. Rape threats were involved. The accused, who claims that he didn’t do anything wrong and says that the women were to blame for “leaving the kitchen”, will be sentenced to up to 3 years in prison next month. Good for him.

Sydney man pleads guilty to making rape threats on Facebook


Snapchat has been accused of stealing artists’ work for their new filters. They’re a multi billion dollar company.

Swiped – Is Snapchat stealing filters from makeup artists?


Twitter trolls are outing LBGT users in some Muslim countries, in what could amount to a death sentence.

Twitter Trolls Are Reporting Pro-LGBT Muslim Women to Their Governments, Where Punishment Can Mean Death


Terrible story of the week: 5 high school football players from Pennsylvania have been charged after killing a handful of small animals with baseball bats and posting the pictures on social media. No word on whether any of them will be playing in college, but the odds are now not in their favor.

Teen Football Players Cited For Killing Animals


Facebook was the biggest media company that created no content, until now. They’re paying celebrities to post on the network.

Facebook Is Paying Celebrities To Use It


If you follow some foreigners on Instagram, help is on the way. The image sharing service will add automatic translation soon.

Instagram will start automatically translating image captions soon


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