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Chinese Social Media Site Reverses Gay Content Ban After Uproar

Internet users welcomed the change on Monday. Still, some said the company owed gays an apology. “It is totally insincere,” Bai Fei, a feminist activist in Shanghai, said of the announcement. “They have already harmed us. I want [...]
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DACA isn’t just about social justice — legalizing Dreamers makes economic sense too

Any cause for celebration, however, was short-lived as the Department of Justice immediately responded by asking the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. The Supreme Court has not yet announced a decision. In the meantime, the future of DACA [...]
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A psychology researcher explains how social media is changing us

6 months ago | 0 comment
It’s like people have a sense of their friends’ identity and personality and esteem as viewed through social media instead of reality, like a homunculus in their head. Maybe keep a record of their friends’ posts. Yeah, probably not [...]
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Russian ads targeted issues, not candidates, social media execs say

9 months ago | 0 comment
Russian-backed mischief-makers and disinformation accounts were a tiny fraction of the online conversation leading up to last year’s presidential election, and most of their efforts sowed discord over hot-button issues such as immigration [...]
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New York Times’ social media policy hides political bias, doesn’t eliminate it

9 months ago | 0 comment
The New York Times‘ new policy on social media may rid the paper of perceived bias, but critics say it leaves unchecked the actual bias permeating “the Gray Lady’s” reliably liberal pages. From ESPN to CNN, the mainstream media are [...]
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The Interpreter: ‘The Social Contract Is Broken’: Inequality Becomes Deadly in Mexico

10 months ago | 0 comment
As the war on drugs fractured large cartels in recent years, smaller and more predatory groups rose in their place. Extortions and kidnappings spiked, targeting not just businesses and the rich but also middle-class workers. In response, [...]
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Congress’ Russian probe searching for fracking-related social media ads

10 months ago | 0 comment
Congressional leaders on Tuesday expanded their investigation into Moscow’s use of social media to meddle in the 2016 election demanding that Twitter, Facebook and Google hand over any Russian-bought ads targeting the American debate over [...]
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The Supreme Court made it harder for states to ban sex offenders from social media. Here’s why

12 months ago | 0 comment
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Until recently, North Carolina law prohibited registered sex offenders from using various social media sites, such as Snapchat, Twitter and LinkedIn. In June, a landmark Supreme [...]
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Democrats sidestep social issues in new economic push

12 months ago | 0 comment
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, accompanied by Congressional Democrats, speaks in Berryville, Virginia on July 24 to unveil their new agenda. | Cliff Owen/AP Photo BERRYVILLE, [...]
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How the social gospel movement explains the roots of today’s religious left

12 months ago | 0 comment
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Throughout American history, religion has played a significant role in promoting social reform. From the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century to the civil rights movement [...]