The social media industry has come under fire from the social justice community over the past few weeks as an unprecedented wave of earthquakes have struck the state.
The state of Florida is the largest and most seismically active in the nation, according to the National Earthquake Information Center.
While many have blamed technology for the rising number of quakes, many have also argued that social media has been a significant factor in the uptick in earthquakes.
On Friday, the American Society of Civil Engineers issued a statement that said social media is a major driver of earthquakes in the state, and that the social media community has not been adequately prepared for such an event.
The society’s assessment of social media was released Friday, but it is not the first time the society has weighed in on social media.
Last year, it criticized Facebook for failing to adequately protect users’ data from hacking.
In 2015, the Society of Professional Engineers issued an assessment of how well social media companies were protecting users’ information from hackers.
In that assessment, the society wrote that social networks were “not sufficiently secure against sophisticated attack techniques.”
Facebook and Twitter have come under increasing scrutiny as they’ve been accused of lax security measures in the wake of the deadly wildfires in California.