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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. 
The Pitt Pantry shares the excess food that it receives with Pitt Foodshare. The extra donated food is available to any student.

Facebook group helps eliminate on-campus food waste

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer February 17, 2020
Pitt FoodShare Facebook group began in 2016 as a Student Affairs-supported project to reduce uneaten, and therefore wasted, food on campus.
Facebook hasn’t made much of an effort to limit exposure to fake ads.

Editorial: Acknowledge fake ads, not just fake news

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 27, 2019
It is Facebook’s responsibility to limit ads with false information, not just news with false information.
Julie Jurich, director of social media and media relations for men’s soccer, wrestling and women’s tennis, controls Pitt Athletics’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, oh my!

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer January 6, 2019
The facebook comment section of Pitt Athletics posts aren’t always the best place to hang out, but according to SID Julie Jurich, who is in charge of the social media, it usually isn't too bad. You can find out what all goes into the social media pages here.
The Pitt student book exchange allows students to buy and sell notes and textbooks.

Students use Facebook to create community

By Jacq Flash, for The Pitt News January 6, 2019
Facebook’s groups feature has become a way to connect people with similar interests or goals.
The Gab logo.

Editorial | Gab back online: a public safety hazard

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 29, 2018
Gab was taken down last month after it’s ties to the Tree of Life gunman were revealed to the world — but it’s back up as of this weekend, which should alarm anyone who cares about public safety.
(TPN File Photo)

Peter’s Pub announces upcoming closing

By Grant Burgman | News Editor May 16, 2018

Peter’s Pub, a staple of the Oakland bar scene, will close its doors at the end of the month after 44 years of business. The popular bar on Oakland Avenue announced its upcoming closing on its Facebook...

Free & For Sale pages allow students to locally buy and sell used items. (Image via Free & For Sale Facebook)

Students find furniture and more free and for sale

By Sarah Shearer | Contributing Editor March 19, 2018

Picking up the couch wasn’t supposed to be an all-day affair. Kathryn Kennedy and her boyfriend Andrew Rabeneck planned to quickly move it into Kennedy’s newly rented — and bare — apartment,...

WASHINGTON, DC -— Lyle Cracker of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses on Monday, August 22, 2005, a Supreme Court ruling to reject medical use of marijuana. (KRT STAND ALONE PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK KENNEDY/KRT)

Editorial: ACLU threatens Harris with strong First Amendment lawsuit

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 16, 2017

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris somehow manages to regularly get herself into the petty types of quarrels that make Buzzfeed headlines — in April last year, she made local headlines when...

Two fake Facebook events that caught on among Pitt students.

Face-to-face with fake Facebook events

By Amanda Reed / Senior Staff Writer November 16, 2017

I showed up to the Facebook event, “Offer a Slurpee Up to the Old 7-Eleven Site,” Nov. 11 in the hope of finding the 360 people who said they were interested in attending — but I was the only one...

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