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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.

Logan Paul leaves low-quality mark on Youtube

(Illustration by Raka Sakar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

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 YouTube vlogger Logan Paul posted a video Dec. 31 of him and his friends exploring Aok...

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

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

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 community thinks the memes were part of a sophisticated network of propaganda used to suppo...

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

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

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 of it all on social media — at least, if this year was anything like last. Instead of devouring th...

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