Top Pro & Con Arguments

Con

Criminals use social media to commit and promote crimes.

Gangs use the sites to recruit younger members, coordinate violent crimes, and threaten other gangs. [101] Sex offenders use social media sites to find victims for sexual exploitation. [248][249][253] 78% of burglars “admitted they use Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Google Street View to select victims’ properties,” and 54% said that “posting status and whereabouts on social media is the most common mistake made by homeowners.” [251] Social media has also led to the phenomena of “performance crimes,” so called as participants film their crimes and upload them to social media. [250]

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