Yik Yak on campus: Safe space to vent, forum for hate a " or both?

Western Washington University Associated Students President Belina Seare, center, talks Nov. 25 about being threatened recently over the Yik Yak social media platform and the university’s response during a press conference at the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center in Bellingham. At the center of a hate-speech incident at Western Washington University over Thanksgiving week was an anonymous-posting app many students use and many parents may not know about: Yik Yak.