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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 22, 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.

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, oh my!

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, oh my!

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

January 7, 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.

Editorial | Gab back online: a public safety hazard

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.

Panelists consider social media’s impact

Panelists consider social media’s impact

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

When David Hickton addressed the concept of social media Wednesday night, he said users are reaching a tipping point of outrage with it that will lead to social change. “We’re recognizing that we’re being deceived and diluted by this nonsense,” the former U.S. Attorney said. The University ...

Editorial: ACLU threatens Harris with strong First Amendment lawsuit

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 she got into a verbal altercation with a bicyclist. She took up bike lanes as a major aspect of ...

Professor discusses gun violence with students

Professor discusses gun violence with students

By Xinyu Lu | For The Pitt News

October 25, 2017

Richard Garland, an assistant professor of Public Health Practice at Pitt, has spent a total of 23 years incarcerated — almost two-thirds of his life. “Believe it or not, I have a real good relationship with law enforcement,” Garland said. “Never thought I’d say that.” Today, Garland w...

Filters and flour: Pitt student mixes photography and baking

Filters and flour: Pitt student mixes photography and baking

By Rachel Lombardo / For The Pitt News

August 21, 2017

With three vanilla pound cake rounds cooling in front of her, Elaine Khodzhayan combines the perfect concoction of peanut butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar into her signature frosting. Khodzhayan, a rising senior majoring in human resources management and business information systems, is the baker ...

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

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

Editorial: Facebook: ‘Dislike’ button divisive

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 16, 2015

What’s on your mind?” Facebook asks as you open its mobile app. More likely than not, what’s in the back of your mind while you use Facebook is your image — how your peers will perceive your pictures and posts. Our education level, our relationships, our careers, our personal tastes — we make a...

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