Anonymous social media app ‘YikYak’ sparks controversy among UNC students

By Sabrina Ortiz

A student checks her cell phone while waiting for class on Polk Place the main academic quad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Dan Sears UNC-Chapel Hill)

YikYak is an app that some UNC students can’t seem to get enough of – to spread jokes and gossip. But YikYak’s anonymous posting feature and its troubled past are raising concerns about student safety online.

Sabrina Ortiz has more.


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