Can Social Media be Blamed for the Murder of a 13-Year-Old Girl?

2/2/2016 - Associate Professor of Sociology Robert Faris in Slate.

While we don’t yet know what motivated Eisenhauer and Keepers to possibly kill Lovell, we do know that social media played a role.

Robert Faris, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis, agrees that it is perfectly normal for 13-year-olds—57 percent of whom are on Facebook—to seek romance online, though it’s not without its risks.

Read the full story in Slate.