Social Media Monitoring: Can It Prevent School Shootings? Cybertraps 129

Show notes – The Uvalde School Shooting — A Trove of Social Media Content – Gunman posted ominous photos of rifles and other messages on Instagram – He privately messaged a young woman that he planned to attack an elementary school – He used Yubo to threaten school shootings and show off a rifle – Context – Social media is one element of a complex problem – Uvalde already used security tech, including: – Raptor Technologies, for monitoring visitors – Social Sentinel, for identifying social media threats – Challenges posed by new, less-easily monitored online channels – Increased use of end-to-end encryption even on more well-established sites, like WhatsApp, Apple Messenger, Signal, etc. Facebook wants to make E2E encryption the default for Instagram and Facebook Messenger as well. Law enforcement is opposed. – FaceTime – Yubo – Snapchat – Instagram direct messaging – Discord – Twitch – “They are fundamentally designed to keep communications private, presenting different challenges than Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, where violent screeds and videos have been algorithmically amplified to millions of viewers.” – “The way that generation uses social media more generally could render years of work to spot and identify public signs of upcoming violence obsolete, social media experts warn.” – Responses – Culture of cybersafety – Department of Justice School Violence Prevention Program may provide funding []( – Increased interest in social media surveillance products – No solid evidence that they work – May have built-in racial biases in algorithms – Helps to create a culture of surveillance – Conditions children that surveillance is the norm – Creates conditions (cameras, metal detectors, full-time police presence) that can make school feel like a prison – Surveillance technology more commonly used to punish minor infractions – Use of AI and algorithm-driven products – Facial recognition – Gun detection systems (scans of security camera footage) – Pandemic has driven surveillance in effort to keep kids masked and socially-distanced – Researchers argue that surveillance measures lower student performance – Resources – Dr. Glenn Lipson – #2022-06-02 The problem with schools turning to surveillance after mass shootings []( – #2022-05-28 Chilling new footage shows Texas gunman Salvador Ramos during shirtless video call with 15-year-old German girl on social media app Yubo – days before he told her about his school massacre plans []( – #2022-05-28 Texas gunman had threatened school shootings on social media, reports say []( – #2022-05-27 The Gunman in Uvalde Left Multiple Hints Before His Attack Began []( – #2022-05-26 As young gunmen turn toward new social networks, old safeguards fail []( – #2022-05-22 NYC Mayor Eric Adams slams social media after Texas school shooting []( SEO Keyword Question someone would ask where this would be the answer Blog Post (

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