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Social Sentinel Profile: Can Scanning Social Media Help Prevent a School Shooting?

Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Couture

CBS News' Saturday Morning program recently profiled the work of Burlington-based social media monitoring firm Social Sentinel, the recent Vermont Tech Jam Innovation Award Winner.

 

Members of the Social Sentinel team receive the Innovation Award at the Oct. 2018 Tech Jam

The epidemic of school shootings in America has prompted a vigorous debate over how to prevent them. Proposed solutions range from limiting the availability of guns to actually providing guns to teachers.

Another approach seeks to detect threats before they become actions. One innovative company, Social Sentinel, thinks that means actively scanning social media for warning signs that may call for intervention. Don Dahler reports.

View segment here.