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Opinion | Despite the findings of the Facebook Files, we can still use Facebook and Instagram

Opinion | Despite the findings of the Facebook Files, we can still use Facebook and Instagram

By Talia Spillerman, Staff Columnist October 10, 2021
As long as we recognize that our online communications serve our own interests as well as benefit companies, we can still use Facebook or any other online platform. 
Editorial | YouTube needs to make deliberate changes in order to protect children

Editorial | YouTube needs to make deliberate changes in order to protect children

By Pitt News Editorial Board June 4, 2019
The New York Times recently reported that Youtube’s algorithm, which the site uses to personalize content recommendations for its users, was showing a video of girls playing outside in two-piece swimsuits to users who had watched other videos of prepubescent, half-dressed children — after they had watched sexually themed content. The result of this was a loop of videos that experts say sexualize children.
Todd Yellin, vice president of product at Netflix, spoke to Pitt students and faculty on the seventh floor of Alumni Hall about what he’s learned from working for the internationally acclaimed company. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

Yellin takes Pitt behind the scenes of Netflix

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer February 27, 2018

It’s 3 a.m. and you’ve just watched two straight seasons of “Stranger Things” in one sitting — even though you have a test later that day. But for Todd Yellin, vice president of product at...

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