social media

Twitter bans President Donald Trump

By TALI ARBEL Twitter says it is banning President Donald Trump from its platform, citing “risk of further incitement of violence.” The social media giant said Friday: “After close review of recent Tweets from the realDonaldTrump account and the context…

Snapchat unveils mental health feature

Bullied online? There's an app for that, sort of. Snapchat is rolling out a new feature called "Here for You." It works by populating self-help information when users search topics like anxiety, depression, suicide, and bullying. Users can also connect…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

Members of the Biloxi Junior Leadership Program get schooled this month in a wide range of areas. The group is participating in a series of sessions that include topics like etiquette and manners, cultural diversity, government policy, and the do’s…

Instagram to test out hiding its "like" feature

Will removing the "like" feature on your social media apps make it a safer place for more conversation? One social media giant intends to find out. Instagram says it's going to hide its "like" feature on its U.S. apps starting…

Gulfport man shot after meeting Facebook contact

Last week, a 25-year-old Gulfport man planned to meet up with a woman he met on social media, but instead was shot twice in the stomach. Three people have been arrested and face armed robbery and aggravated assault charges in…

Safe social media practices

Today at St. Patrick High School, students got a lesson in practicing safety while using the internet and social media. An active FBI agent was there to give students advice on how and when it is safe to use the…

Possible threat posted to social media in Moss Point

A threat that was posted to social media about shooting up a school is now under investigation by the Moss Point Police Department and the FBI. According to the Moss Point Police Department late Wednesday night a teenager allegedly posted…

Social media plays big role in solving Biloxi crime

Golf Club thieves caught on camera are now in custody, no longer wanted. This is an example of just how important social media can be to help solve these crimes. The video was shared nearly 8,000 times in multiple states.…

Ocean Springs Mayor Social Media Remarks

Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran is in hot water with many residents in Ocean Springs and members of the military along the Coast. On January 25th, Moran responded to a comment on her post, in part saying: “Who needs an…

Internet Erupts after Biloxi Post

The City of Biloxi is receiving some major backlash after referring to Martin Luther King Jr. Day as Great Americans Day on their social media accounts. A recent post on the city's Facebook page reads: "Non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi…

[Warning: Graphic Content] Animal Abuse Exposed on Social Media

This story contains graphic cellphone video of animal abuse that was captured in Jackson County and then posted to the popular social media app Snapchat before it found its way to Facebook. The footage is disturbing, viewer discretion is advised.…

Social Media Can Hinder Police Catching Drunk Drivers

In this day and age, social media is becoming a staple of our everyday lives, but some websites and Facebook pages may be curbing the Mississippi Highway Patrol's efforts to minimize drunk or impaired drivers on the road.