Across the region, old social media posts have resurfaced as a reminder to Washingtonians that what happens on the internet stays on the internet. In D.C., Nationals’ short stop Trea Turner’s 2011 tweets recently surfaced with racist and homophobic slurs. In Virginia, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress had to defend an odd Instagram post that his Democratic candidate labeled “Bigfoot Erotica.”

Kojo explores what we know –and don’t know– about our digital footprints, and how to process them when they become public.

Guests

  • Abby Ohlheiser Digital Culture Reporter, Washington Post; @abbyohlheiser
  • Jessica Vitak Assistant Professor, iSchool, University of Maryland; @jvitak
  • Brad Shear Founder, Digital Armour; @bradleyshear

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