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Opinion | Dark tourism shouldn’t be used for social media clout

Opinion | Dark tourism shouldn’t be used for social media clout

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist

November 4, 2019

This behavior is reflective of a disconnect with the past and simultaneously reveals a dangerous aspect of social media.

Opinion | Using social media for social change

Opinion | Using social media for social change

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

September 2, 2019

In wake of the devastating Amazon fires, it seems like Instagram users have picked up a new trend of posting climate-related articles and memos to their stories.

Opinion | Freshman year is hard, and social media makes it worse

Opinion | Freshman year is hard, and social media makes it worse

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

August 27, 2019

Your first year of college is inevitably hard, and I want all current first-years to know that if you’re not having the time of your life right now like everyone else seems to be, that’s okay.

Editorial: Tweets won’t save the Amazon

Editorial: Tweets won’t save the Amazon

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 27, 2019

Going vegan or donating to organizations dedicated to rainforest conservation won’t ultimately help save the Amazon.

Pitt student said he sent racist and threatening messages

Pitt student said he sent racist and threatening messages

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 1, 2019

A Pitt student whose name appeared in a series of Snapchat messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday said he sent messages containing violent and racist threats to a Pittsburgh native.

Editorial: Pass the Stop HATE Act

Editorial: Pass the Stop HATE Act

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 7, 2019

U.S. legislators are introducing the Stop Harmful and Abusive Telecommunications Expression (HATE) Act of 2019 to Congress to learn more about how people spread hate online, which is a good first step toward preventing further shootings.

Opinion | Social media outlets need to deplatform white supremacists

Opinion | Social media outlets need to deplatform white supremacists

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist

March 25, 2019

Social media companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter need to step up their actions against white supremacists and bigoted provocateurs.

Pitt study links social media and eating disorders

Pitt study links social media and eating disorders

By Vaibhav Gupta, For The Pitt News

February 19, 2019

A recent research study by the University of Pittsburgh titled “Greater social media use tied to higher risk of eating, body image concerns,” reveals that the rise in eating disorders, particularly body image concerns and anorexia, are linked to a higher use of social media sites.

Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism

Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism

By Leah Mensch, For The Pitt News

January 25, 2019

Whether he is praised or criticized, the president is known for his tweeting. Donald Trump is not the only American who utilizes social media platforms to express political viewpoints, though.The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Trump sparked 61.67 million interactions among Fac...

Opinion | TikTok: time to use parental controls

Opinion | TikTok: time to use parental controls

By Josh Beylinson, Columnist

January 21, 2019

While limiting a child’s access to social media will certainly provoke protest and complaining, in the long run, it is worth it and protects children from being taken advantage of.

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