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Tangipahoa Parish School Board member Mike Whitlow is facing heavy backlash for posting a picture of a noose on his public Facebook page. The picture had the caption: “If we want to make America great again, we will have to make evil people fear punishment again.” Tangipahoa Parish council member  Louis Joseph says it was a bad idea.


Joseph says that kind of behavior is unacceptable for someone in a position of authority.


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A Lafayette man was sentenced last week to 168 months in prison for enticing a minor into sending images of child pornography online.

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Facebook plans to launch a new app for kids so they can message their friends with the approval of their parents. It’s called Messenger Kids and is aimed at children under 13 who aren’t legally allowed to have real Facebook. LSU Mass Communications Professor Lance Porter says many kids lie and use social media platforms before they’re old enough.


Messenger Kids is controlled by parents and will not let kids add their friends or delete messages without permission. Porter says this is another way to combat the new trend of dark social.