SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook Inc. rebrands as Meta to stress ‘metaverse’ plan

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta, an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future. Experts point out that it also appears to be an attempt to change the subject from the Facebook Papers, a document trove that has revealed how Facebook ignored or downplayed internal warnings of the…

ND Department of Health To Turn Off Comments Section on Posts

NDDOH POSTS 102521 BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Department of Health announcing it is turning off all comment sections on its social media sites starting Tuesday to curtail the spread of misinformation. The department made the announcement on its social media pages including Facebook. The department will turn off comments and replies on all posts and not be specific…

Fargo Police investigate suspicious activity

They have received reports from an area between 40th and 45th streets of 13th avenue south.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police are trying to ease some peoples concerns after recent reports of suspicious activity. They have received reports from an area between 40th and 45th streets of 13th avenue south. Police say though social media and a small number of phone calls, they are aware of a suspect or suspects asking personal questions to people…

Polk County Sheriff warns parents of dangerous social media sites

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is sending a reminder to parents to monitor potentially dangerous social media sites. The Sheriff’s Office recently became aware that teenagers have been using a website called Omegle.com to chat and video chat with others. The site does not require an account or login credentials. Once teens are on the homepage, a link…

Man Facing Child Porn Charges Not Tied To Social Media Rumors In Detroit Lakes

Investigators say they have no knowledge that the incident being talked about on social media occurred nor of Alexander Coyne's alleged involvement

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Authorities in Detroit Lakes say the arrest of a man for child porn is not related to a social media rumor alleging an incident in the city. 31-year-old Alexander Coyne is behind bars for possession of pornographic work involving minors. Formal charges are expected in the next few days. Coyne, seen here in 2018, is also…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Employee On Administrative Leave

A Facebook post many have found offensive

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says an employee has been placed on administrative leave over a Facebook post many have found offensive. The post is by a Cass County Sheriff’s Office Non-licensed Correctional employee. It has drawn the attention of Native Lives Matter and many others. Jahner says his office does not condone the behavior or comments,…

Social Distancing: Dealing With The Stress

Tips From An Expert For When The Bad News Weighs You Down

  We’ve been trying to navigate through a pandemic. Now we have worldwide protests addressing centuries of mistreatment of black people in America after the death of George Floyd. Some of those have led to violent clashes with law enforcement. Social Media amplifies a lot of the strife. It can feel like you’re mainlining misery, and a lot of times…