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By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

News site with good intentions but some iffy content.

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99PROBLEMS.ORG was launched in 2009 by The League of Young Voters Education Fund, which encourages young people to vote and create change on a local and national level. The site serves as a sounding board for users to learn about and comment on current news, with content ranging from video clips and links to news articles about topics like women's rights in Saudi Arabia, immigration, and police brutality.

Some of the articles are great -- topical, informative, and written in a conversational, friendly tone teens can identify with. However, the design could use some tweaking -- there's a lot going on with the site's homepage, including a column of posts that seems a little too long. Also, some of the site content, such as a video someone took on their phone of a naked man, really miss the mark -- and aren't appropriate for younger users who've come to the site for news (not nudity).

Website Details

  • Genre: Civic Engagement
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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