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Editorial: Pittsburgh, protect our sanitation workers

A garbage collector empties recyclables into a Basso Rubbish Removal truck in New Jersey. Garbage collection in Pittsburgh came to a standstill Wednesday morning after sanitation workers from the City held a demonstration insisting they were not receiving proper protective gear to continue working during the coronavirus pandemic.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 26, 2020

Sanitation workers are providing essential, life sustaining services for the Pittsburgh community during this time. They deserve to be protected — with both gear and hazard pay — while working under such conditions.

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 5, 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.

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