FROM Danah Boyd
Are the Kids on the Internet Alright After All? A generation of teens lives more in the virtual world than the real one and adult anxiety is producing calls for a crackdown on social networking sites. But Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram are now the places where kids can do what kids always do: hang out with their peers. They may give up their privacy, submit to commercial exploitation and become vulnerable to cyber-bullying, but researchers say that's not the whole story. We hear from one who's embedded herself with teenagers and reports on how the world looks from their point of view.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.