Jackson, Miss. Mississippi’s attorney general has issued a warning about illegal postings on social media. Jim Hood said there is an
alarming trend of improper and illegal internet posts, particularly on Instagram.

“Our cyber crime unit has received numerous complaints of false Instagram accounts being created specifically to post inappropriate pictures of local young ladies with the purpose of making derogatory comments about them,” said Hood in a new release. “The message for anyone doing this is that are penalties for posting sexually explicit photos of minors and for bullying or harassing behavior.”

Hood says participation in these activities could be illegal and could lead to charges of child exploitation, distribution/possession of child pornography, sexting and cyber bullying.

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