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Facebook Teen Rapper Held for Making Terror Threats

May.29.2013 —

Washington, D.C.-based Antitrust Group associate, Adrian Fontecilla, discusses the myriad of legal issues posed by the use of social media after a Massachusetts teen was arrested for posting violent lyrics on his Facebook page in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Fontecilla notes, "The risk that social media creates for its users is that they tend to be as informal and prolific in their social media posts as they would be in private conversations. Because comments made publicly on social media are shared with a wider audience than just the author's friends and family, they can take new and unintended meanings." Access Article
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