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Social Media: Not a clear and present danger

Andrew Chen, Pepperdine studentIn today's society, the adoption and daily integration of social media has increased dramatically. According to Pew Research Center, 69% of all Americans used some form of social media in 2016. However even in this digital age, the need for social media in the rehabilitation of criminal offenders has no basis.

The Oxford Dictionary defines rehabilitation as '"the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness." By this definition, the goal of criminal rehabilitation is to…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 25, 2017

Seeing through Sarcasm on Social Media

Camry Bishop, Pepperdine studentWhile scrolling through Twitter today with Schenck v. United States in mind, I realized that if the same rules from 100 years ago applied today that a lot of people would be in trouble. Not only the people who post threatening or hateful things would be punished, but everyone who likes or retweets it would too. But when you really think about it, how of many of these people are actually going to go through with whatever they are saying? The scary thought that pops up…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy - Intrusion
  • Sep 21, 2017

Respect the Freedom of Words

Sawyer Ryan, Pepperdine studentSocial media has become an increasingly popular outlet for people in this day and age to express their thoughts, opinions, and feelings about a variety of items. Most posts are usually harmless but there have also been some instances where issues of legitimate intentions to harm or danger society have been stated. While there have been few people who have both made serious statements threatening harm or danger and then actually carried out their harmful intentions, there have been cases recently where after harm was caused,…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 20, 2017

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