UNC among universities discovered monitoring student social media

Police guard the base of Silent Sam after the bronze part of the Confederate statue was toppled in August 2018. (CNN).

This week, the Dallas Morning News reported that UNC and several other universities use tracking software to monitor students’ social media accounts. While one purpose for that may be trying to detect students who present threats to campus safety, the article reported that colleges are also using it to keep track of protests.

Here to talk about first amendment rights at UNC is Media Law Professor Tori Ekstrand, who sat down with Carolina Connection’s William Christensen to discuss.

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