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The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit issued a warning Monday advising the public of an online scam conducted using Facebook Messenger, and possibly other social media, where victims have received messages and phone calls through Facebook Messenger.
Tough new laws to tackle sex offenders who “groom” children using cellphones and social media were passed Wednesday.
Less than an hour after Thursday morning’s fatal collision between an SUV and a pedestrian on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, amateur video of the accident scene had ricocheted around the island.
If users want Facebook, Twitter and other social media, they have to pay with something – in this case, a reasonable amount of personal information to drive advertising.
Rob Goldman, Twitter’s head of advertising, was roundly criticized for stating the easiest way to fight a Russian campaign is a “well educated citizenry,” but he is right.
Requiring social media organizations to work with federal authorities to ferret out Russian operatives and similar malefactors and cancel fictitious accounts is fine, but personalities should not be banned because they upset our biases.
Democracy requires both free speech and free association. We cannot save democracy by sacrificing one for the other.