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Opinion | After prolonged inaction against abuse, its time to hold Twitter accountable

Opinion | After prolonged inaction against abuse, its time to hold Twitter accountable

By Kartik Kannan, Staff Columnist February 17, 2021
It is time for the public to pressure the online platform to enact serious change as to how it handles abuse.
Beth Hoffman is the project coordinator for “Twitter and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy,” a project funded with a $117,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation studying how vaccine misinformation spreads on social media.

‘A feeding ground for misinformation’: Pitt researchers study vaccine hesitancy on Twitter

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Pitt researchers at the Center for Research on Behavioral Health Care, Media and Technology received a $117,000 grant in January from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for their project, “Twitter and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.”
Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist February 3, 2020
Jokes about the coronavirus are insensitive and inappropriate as they ultimately play into the racist attitudes and stereotypes that are being perpetrated by the outbreak.
A sign from the Druids was hung outside Posvar Hall in 2016.

Druids establish not-so-secret social media presence

By Nicole Marzzacco, Staff Writer January 31, 2020
An Instagram and Twitter account — both with the handle @realpittdruids — run by a secret society called the Druids first became active in early December 2019.
Opinion | Callout of callout culture is justified

Opinion | Callout of callout culture is justified

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist November 4, 2019
Calling someone out is an inactive form of activism that is fruitless and hypocritical.
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.
Julie Jurich, director of social media and media relations for men’s soccer, wrestling and women’s tennis, controls Pitt Athletics’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Feb. 12. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Editorial: Biden Twitter bout promises more brash leadership

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 27, 2018

For those who fear a woman would be too emotional to be president, last Thursday’s Twitter scrap between two men — one currently in that position, one potentially the next in line — might change...

(Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Pitt tests victory lights, new spotlight, prompting theories on Twitter

By Amanda Reed / Online Engagement Editor February 5, 2018

Although the victory lights usually only come on when Pitt wins, on Monday the lights were lit up — along with a new blue spotlight. The strange spotlight shined straight up from the top of the Cathedral...

Two groups on campus released separate statements regarding racist memes their members shared in a group chat last year and claimed these members’ actions were not associated with their organization. (TPN File Photo)

Conservative-leaning groups deny association after members share racist memes

By John Hamilton and Mackenzie Rodrigues January 25, 2018

After members of two conservative-leaning campus groups were exposed for sharing racist memes, both the Pitt College Republicans and Polis Media released separate statements claiming these members’ actions...

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