Yik Yak App Is Still Grappling With Threatening Messages
Yik Yak has safeguards to keep people from posting threats on its app, but the service still grapples with handling some of those offensive messages.By Christian Bryant | November 11, 2015
Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is getting a lot of attention after authorities in Missouri arrested two men for making terrorist threats directed at University of Missouri-Columbia students.
Authorities arrested Hunter Park, a Missouri University of Science and Technology student, and Connor Stottlemyre, a student at Northwest Missouri State, on Wednesday. Neither Park nor Stottlemyre were arrested in Columbia.
It's not hard to see the appeal of Yik Yak — users are able to say what they want anonymously.