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Description: The “Burnbook” app is an anonymous social platform that allows individuals to find their communities and engage in anonymous banter.

Source: Mashable

Date: March 26, 2015

Burnbook
So begins the current top review on iTunes for the controversial Burnbook app. The social networking service has made headlines across the country in recent weeks for bringing anonymous cyberbullying and threats of violence to American high schools. The same reviewer goes on to say, “The app has become popular at my school and is specifically targeting a small group of people. I wish I could repeat the evil things that were posted so I could get my point across, but I cannot bring myself to spread those gruesome things even further.” Read More

Questions for discussion:

1. Do you feel that anonymous apps such as this help to encourage cyber bullying?

2. In what type of scenario might an anonymous app provide console to individuals?

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