Investigation Launched Into Social Networking Site

March 20, 2008 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

By Ben

The USA Today reported this morning that JuicyCampus.com, a site where students can post anonymously about other students, is being investigated by prosecutors to see whether it violates New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act. JuicyCampus.com is in violation of the act if the site says that it doesn’t allow offensive material, but provides no enforcement or way for users to report or dispute the material

In what can’t be much of a surprise, New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram said, “There’s an unbelievable amount of offensive material posted and absolutely no enforcement”. Prosecutors began investigating the site after a student reported to authorities that she had been targeted in very offensive posts, which included her home address.

JuicyCampus.com takes on a whole new meaning to Facebook’s honesty box, an application allows users to post a question that people can answer anonymously.

JuicyCampus.com has been met with a lot of negativity, as its primary function has turned into an outlet where students can write negative, accusatory statements about each other without any ring of truth.

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