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Today's professional athletes are facing unprecedented blowback over racist and homophobic tweets they sent as teens, the AP's Cliff Brunt reports.
Why it matters: Some teenagers do — and say — stupid things. Now those bad thoughts are preserved forever.
Pro sports are a hotbed of examples:
The big picture: This issue goes well beyond the sports world, Axios' Zach Basu notes.
What's next: "[P]ublicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft," per Brunt.
For the rest of us, from Axios' Sara Fischer: "More users are flocking to ephemeral social media networks, where posts disappear after a certain amount of time, as a result."
Be smart: You can no longer share racist and homophobic things online without expecting consequences.
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Joe Polonsky struggles to pull his burro Jake around the Mosquito Pass marker sign at an elevation of 13,188 feet during the 70th Annual Burro Days Race in Fairplay, Colorado, on July 29, 2018.
Bloomberg's Suzanne Woolley tagged along in June at the Swiss bank UBS Group AG's Young Successors Program in New York City, which the headline describes as "rich kid summer camp."
The big picture: Firms with similar programs include Citi Private Bank, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.