Man Arrested For Instagram Post of AR-15 Captioned 'Thinking About Finally Going Back to School'

Police in Texarkana, Texas arrested 24-year-old Ricky Jared Rankin for allegedly posting a photo of an AR-15—that model of semi-automatic rifle that keeps on being used in mass slaughters across the country—to Instagram accompanied by the caption, “I’m thinking about finally going back to school,” KTBS reported.

Boston Police Used Twitter and Facebook to Surveil Protestors Using the #MuslimLivesMatter Hashtag 

On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts released a damning report detailing extensive social media surveillance in Boston between 2014 and 2016. Thousands of documents obtained through public records requests reveal that police used advanced social media data mining techniques to monitor what…


Hawaii Gov. David Ige Forgot His Twitter Password During That Fake Ballistic Missile Alert

Earlier this month, the state of Hawaii descended into a brief if existentially terrifying panic as its Emergency Management Agency dispatched a mass text message warning of an imminent “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT” after an employee pressed the wrong button. Many residents immediately scrambled for cover from what they…