EurekAlert: UToledo study details link between social media and sex trafficking

EurekAlert: UToledo study details link between social media and sex trafficking . “Social media is increasingly being exploited to contact, recruit and sell children for sex, according to a study by The University of Toledo Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute.”

Report: Thousands of DNA profiles missing from databases (ABC 6)

ABC 6: Report: Thousands of DNA profiles missing from databases. “An investigation into the legally required collection of DNA from adults arrested for felonies or convicted of some misdemeanors in Ohio shows thousands of DNA profiles missing from state and national crime databases.”

New York Times: A Social Media Star Is Shot Dead in Baghdad. Iraqis Fear a Trend.

New York Times: A Social Media Star Is Shot Dead in Baghdad. Iraqis Fear a Trend.. “Tara Fares was a model and a social media star whose carefully crafted lifestyle and fashion photos drew in more than 2.7 million followers on Instagram. On Thursday, she was shot dead at 22 in broad daylight in Baghdad, the latest woman killed in a series of attacks that government officials are investigating as possibly linked.”

The Daily Beast: QAnon Fan Arrested for Threatening Massacre at YouTube Headquarters

The Daily Beast: QAnon Fan Arrested for Threatening Massacre at YouTube Headquarters. “A YouTuber who racked up hundreds of thousands of views pushing extreme conspiracy theories like QAnon, Pizzagate, and Flat Eartherism was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to massacre YouTube employees.”

BuzzFeed News: The Creator Of One Of YouTube’s Top Tween Channels Was Arrested For Molesting A Minor. YouTube Is Keeping The Channel Up.

BuzzFeed News: The Creator Of One Of YouTube’s Top Tween Channels Was Arrested For Molesting A Minor. YouTube Is Keeping The Channel Up.. “For weeks now, SevenAwesomeKids, part of one of YouTube’s biggest and most active tween/teen girl channel networks, has been suspiciously dormant. The reason: Its owner and proprietor, Ian Rylett, was arrested this August in Florida for ‘lewd and lascivious molestation’ involving one of the young girls who makes videos for his channels.”

Columbia Journalism Review: A master class in how to verify a video using digital tools

Columbia Journalism Review: A master class in how to verify a video using digital tools. “DIGITAL MEDIA HAS MADE IT EASIER than ever for malicious actors to distribute fake news, including video, but at the same time, it has also made it easier for journalists to debunk or verify that news using tools like Google Earth. The BBC’s Africa bureau provided a real-life lesson in how to do just that in a Twitter thread on Monday, about a video that started to circulate on social media in July of this year. The clip appeared to show two women and two children being blindfolded and then shot multiple times, and the shooting appeared to have been committed by soldiers in Cameroon (A warning: Although the most gruesome part of the video has been edited out, it may still be disturbing for some viewers.)”