How anonymous social media apps like Yik Yak can empower racist trolls

Moments of Truth is a digital series exploring misinformation and sharing intergenerational conversations between people about how they find facts, information, and truth.

In this episode, Tionna Haynes talks to student reporter Bridgette Adu Wadier in Chicago, Illinois about being harassed on an anonymous messaging platform after organizing racial injustice protests on campus.

We also talk to Ioana Literat, a researcher and Associate Professor at the Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design program at Teachers College, Columbia University, about how the design of social media platforms can influence how people behave online.
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