Why a North Carolina High School resumed classes after a student was fatally shot on campus

Cassie Cope/The Charlotte Observer, via Associated Press A high school in near Charlotte, North Carolina, where one student fatally shot another on Monday, was criticized for resuming classes hours after the shooting. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, defended the school’s decision Monday, saying that it was the appropriate thing to do to ensure that […]

Twitter may have resumed verifying users

Twitter took heat all through 2017 for bungling its delicate balance between protecting free speech and enforcing its policies to protect users from harassment. One of the flashpoints was the unintended validation Twitter gave to users it ‘verified,’ which ended up including a number of white supremacists and other terrible people. The platform stopped allowing […]