Social Media Platforms to Face New Transparency Requirements Under Legislation Introduced

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Several Senators are looking to improve transparency of social media platforms and holding them accountable regarding their algorithms. U.S. Senator Chris Coons, one of the lawmakers introducing the legislation, says, “Social media platforms shape the information that billions of people across the globe consume every day. But right now, there is a dangerous lack of…

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DSP Issue Statement on Social Media Threats at Schools

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The Delaware State Police is aware of the multiple school shooting threats which have recently been shared on social media platforms over the past few weeks. Numerous posts and/or images have been shared nationwide which have affected various schools across the country. The threats reported to Delaware law enforcement agencies have been investigated and deemed…

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AUDIO: Senate Candidate Stands By Controversial Social Media Post About RBG

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Republican US Senate Candidate Lauren Witzke Monday responded to criticism of her social media post following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The post originally included a meme of young African-American children who appeared to be dancing in celebration of Ginsberg’s passing. The meme, a reference to Ginsberg’s past decisions that upheld a woman’s…

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VIDEO: OCPD Chief Speaks Out on Recent Violence in Town

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Ocean City has seen an uptick in violence in the past few weeks – along with many other cities across the country. While most of the violent incidents have occurred at night – there have also been some daytime incidents. And videos that have appeared on social media. Police Chief Ross Buzzuro in a statement…

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Bennett Student Charged with Threat of Mass Violence

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A 16 year old James M. Bennett student has been charged with a threat of mass violence after social media posts were brought to the Wicomico Sheriff’s office’s attention on Thursday.  Complaints to the Sheriff’s office showed the teen posted a picture of a firearm and a tactical vest with comments that implied a desire…

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JM Bennett HS Guidance Counselor Arrested / Response from District

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A Fruitland man was arrested Friday on 15 different criminal charges – including 2nd degree rape, sex offenses and soliciting child pornography.  The Wicomico County State’s Attorney says 32 year old Allen Mitchell is currently employed as a guidance counselor at James M. Bennett High School – but has been on administrative leave during this…

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DelDOT Watching for Flooded Roads During Storm

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The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials will be monitoring today’s forecast which is producing heavy rain and flooding. The following roads are either closed or have high water on the roadway in New Castle and Kent counties. DelDOT encourages motorists to drive carefully and be alert for water on the roadways.Motorists are urged do…

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