Not long after the initial shocked reaction in the wake of a deadly mass-shooting Friday in Connecticut, several Facebook users posted a statement from actor Morgan Freeman, pleading with the media to stop using the shooter’s name. While the sentiment is heartfelt and valid, it apparently did not come from Freeman.
UPDATED: Thousands Share Facebook Profile Of Brother Of Conn. School Shooter Prior To Corrections By Media
Not long after the name of the shooter who killed nearly 30 people — including 20 children — was released following a tragedy Friday morning at a Connecticut elementary school, many people rushed to Facebook to find the social media profile of Ryan Lanza. The Facebook profile of a Ryan Lanza from Newtown, Conn. was posted all over the Internet, with roughly 9,000 people sharing his profile photo. However, the early reports were erroneous, and it was later confirmed that the shooter was 24-year-old Ryan Lanza’s 20-year-old brother, Adam Lanza.
Before several key investors were dumping their Facebook stock, one Florida man made millions of dollars off his shares. Too bad they didn’t really exist. John Mattera, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of fraud and conspiracy after running an $11 million scam involving nonexistent shares of Facebook and Groupon.
A new Louisiana law aimed at sex offenders mandates that they must identify their criminal status on Facebook and other social media sites. The lawmaker who signed the bill, which goes into effect Aug. 1, hopes that other states will consider similar procedures.
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A Philadelphia man who was the target in a Facebook murder-for-hire case was shot dead.
A suspected burglar was identified after surveillance pictures were posted on Facebook.
An Apopka, Florida mom beat her son with a computer cables after she was notified by a friend that he had posted a cryptic message on his Facebook profile.
A British man hacked his neighbors’ bank accounts for more than $57,000 using their personal information shared on Facebook.
Scotland police are allowing Facebook users to report anonymous tips of criminal activity.