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Connections: Discussing scams targeting consumers during the pandemic

Experts in the legal field are warning consumers about scams and fraudulent online tools that target vulnerable populations and essential workers during...
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Thu, 04/23/2020 - 10:13am
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Connections: Discussing how to measure authenticity online

How do you measure authenticity online? In this hour, we explore how we present ourselves in various online spaces. What’s real? What’s the true measure...
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:37am
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Connections: Discussing dating culture in 2020

Author and social commentator Phoebe Maltz Bovy offered a stinging critique of dating culture in 2020, and it has sparked debate about the new norms of...
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 9:23am
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Expect more photos of burnt turkeys, upturned pies, as social media creeps into holidays

As new social media networks continue to emerge, and the number of people using them continues to rise -- TikTok added more than 500 million users this...
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Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:13am
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Connections: Debating Facebook's role in vetting news stories and political ads

What is Facebook's role when it comes to vetting news stories and political ads? Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Mark Zuckerberg recently debated the issue...
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Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:20am
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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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