Jonathon Mahler writes in the NYT that in much the same way that Facebook swept through the dorm rooms of America’s college students a decade ago, the social app Yik Yak, which shows anonymous messages from users within a 1.5-mile radius is now taking college campuses by storm. "Think of it as a virtual community bulletin board — or maybe a virtual bathroom wall at the student union," writes Mahler. "It has become the go-to social feed for college students across the country to commiserate about finals, to find a party or to crack a joke about a rival school." And while much of the chatter is harmless, some of it is not. “Yik Yak is the Wild West of anonymous social apps,” says Danielle Keats Citron. “It is being increasingly used by young people in a really intimidating and destructive way.” Since the app’s introduction a little more than a year ago, Yik Yak has been used to issue threats of mass violence on more than a dozen college campuses, including the University of North Carolina, Michigan State University and Penn State. Racist, homophobic and misogynist “yaks” have generated controversy at many more, among them Clemson, Emory, Colgate and the University of Texas. At Kenyon College, a “yakker” proposed a gang rape at the school’s women’s center.
(Score: 2) by Anal Pumpernickel on Thursday March 12 2015, @08:13AM
Reread the 1st amendment. It only limits Congress from passing laws limiting speech.
14th, and it is clear to me. The states cannot and should not violate people's fundamental liberties. It never ceases to amaze me when people suggest that it's all that much better when a state government violates your rights. I suppose it's easier to move out of a state, but for most people, that is nigh impossible, and you could just tell 'complainers' to move out of the entire US following that sort of logic. Having to move to avoid having your fundamental liberties violated isn't a good thing.
or are you going to claim that some kinds of social justice are fine?
I don't recall claiming that all social justice is bad. I agree with the actual effects the amendment has, but I would have preferred if it was passed in a more peaceful manner.
Still, it was foolish to leave the states to their own devices to that extent in the first place. States' rights are important, but not to the extent that they should be constitutionally able to violate your most basic liberties (though the states do have their own constitutions).