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Connections: Should journalists be allowed to tweet during trials?

This past summer, a debate erupted over allowing journalists to tweet during trials. Some local doctors urged a judge to institute a ban on social media...
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Thu, 10/17/2019 - 1:47pm
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Connections: Discussing the intersection of free speech, politics, and social media

A federal court recently ruled that politicians can't block followers on Twitter. The decision came after critics of President Trump sued him because he...
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Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:45am
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Connections: Does social media help or hinder democracy and productive conversations?

Social psychologist and author Jonathan Haidt says he thinks social media is damaging democracy. On his Twitter profile, he writes, “I try to tweet...
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Tue, 09/24/2019 - 11:28am
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Connections: Making sure workers in the gig economy are compensated fairly

Photojournalist Alex Kormann captured a shot of pro golfer Alex Wolff after Wolff won his first tournament. Then the photo went viral, thanks to Nike....
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Wed, 07/24/2019 - 3:48am
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Connections: Understanding FaceApp and what happens to user data submitted to social media apps

Have you tried FaceApp, the social media app that shows you what you might look like in your twilight years? Many users expressed concerns about privacy...
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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:28am
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Connections: Exploring a Chase Bank tweet that caused controversy

Chase Bank posted a tweet that went viral, and led to an apology. But should the bank have apologized? Chase offered advice on how customers could...
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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:53am
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Connections: Understanding New York State's revenge porn law

New York State has joined a list of more than 40 other states in banning what experts call revenge porn. It refers to the venue for distribution of nude...
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Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:03am
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Connections: How do cell phone notifications affect children and teenagers?

A high school teacher asked her students to turn their phone volumes up and asked them to record the number of notifications they received during a...
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Fri, 03/08/2019 - 9:24am
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Connections: Is Twitter irredeemably flawed?

Is Twitter irredeemably flawed? A growing list of critics say yes, including a philosophy professor who told us this week that she stays off social...
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Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:14am
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Connections: The intersection of photojournalism and social media

Facebook deleted a photo of a starving Yemeni child, saying that the photo was inappropriate content. The photo came from a column written by Nicholas...
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Wed, 12/19/2018 - 9:59am
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