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Opinion | We need to make the internet a safer place

Opinion | We need to make the internet a safer place

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist February 5, 2019
Social media sites have developed into places where people build themselves up by tearing other users down, whether by demeaningly voicing an opinion or starting unnecessary fights. The internet must become a safer, more civil space if we expect our discourse there to be healthy and productive.
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Logan Paul leaves low-quality mark on Youtube

By Thomas Wick | Columnist January 18, 2018

Since the beginning, the internet has been home to the most disgusting parts of pop culture. But recently, a crackdown on bad behavior on one of the internet’s biggest sites seems to be sparing its stars. Popular...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but memes should never hurt us

By Neena Hagen, For The Pitt News November 9, 2017

The Senate is used to strange occurrences, but Nov. 1, our legislators discussed a group of memes which are purportedly evidence for Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. intelligence...

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Dear social media: it’s not you, it’s my mental health

By Audreela Deb | For The Pitt News August 21, 2017

Ah, summer. The season of vacation getaways and seasonal internships. Afternoon barbecues and late night bonfires; Fourth of July pool parties and sunbathing trips to the beach. And there’s proof...

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