Stephen: Multiple colleges in North Carolina caught secretly monitoring students’ social media

Published on September 22nd, 2022 @ 5:34 PM


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Responsible or invasive? A new report has revealed that seven North Carolina colleges have been using social media-monitoring on their students.

“The University uses Social Sentinel to identify threatening or concerning public social media posts surrounding events and campus activities that require campus public safety,” a statement from UNC-Chapel Hill said. While safety may be a concern, North Carolina Representative Graig Meyer is concerned the universities could be using the technology to stop protests.

“This raises a lot of issues that are not just legal, but are moral and ethical and that leaders need to think about,” Meyer said.

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