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Cyberbullying and threats plague messaging app, Yik Yak

If you haven’t heard of Yik Yak, you’re not alone. The messaging app is meant to be used exclusively on college campuses. Going through a Yik Yak feed feels like going through tweets or Facebook statuses, except the posts are anonymous. The app bills itself as a sort of online bulletin board where people can “find their herd,” but in practice, it can read more like the wall of a men’s bathroom. The app has become a breeding ground for racism and sexism, and many feel it fosters an environment where bullying and threats are allowed to flourish. Social media lawyer Scott Malouf joins us again to talk about the legal issues with Yik Yak.

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