Underage Social Media Usage and COPPA

By Kiara Ortiz In 2018, TikTok, which was formally known as Musical.ly, was one of the most downloaded mobile applications (app(s)) in the world.[1] This exciting app gave social media users a creative platform to publicly share short lip-syncing videos on their profiles. However, this fun and creative space quickly turned into a platform that […]

Excited or Incitement? Freedom of Speech on Social Media Platforms

By Katherine Wahl “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”[1] Free Speech is a constitutional right.[2]  The […]

Lighting a “Fyre” Under Instagram Influencers

Teagan Sebba The infamous “Fyre Festival” has sparked outrage again through the release of both a Netflix and a Hulu documentary that highlight the epic failure of Billy MacFarland’s fantasy festival in the Bahamas.[1]  The Fyre Festival would have been one of the first of its kind, as it promised huge headlining acts, luxury accommodations, and […]