Stephen: Multiple colleges in North Carolina caught secretly monitoring students’ social media
Written by Stephen Lethbridge on September 22, 2022
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.