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Social Media and Mental Health
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Every millennial alive has heard the news: we’re a lazy, entitled, selfie-stick-waving generation. But we’re also the generation most conscious about deteriorating standards of mental health in our country. After all, what’s the point of a $5 trillion economy if half the population is too depressed to enjoy it? Of course, that’s assuming we get […]

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Google’s Crackdown on Media Leaks Gets Leaked
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Google is turning over a new leaf. Oh wait! It is actually turning over a leaf that is as old as civilization and was never part of the company’s DNA in its more than twenty years of existence. The company has drastically cut down its weekly all-hands-on meetings because it found the contents of such […]

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Are You on Social Media? Be Ready for Surveillance
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Over the past few weeks, there has been an outcry over alleged snooping of social media handles and platforms with most top technology majors including Facebook and Google facing legal action over third-party surveillance. Now, a new report claims that nearly 90% all internet users could be on the list of people monitored by bad […]

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Evidence of War Crimes Vanishing From Social Media
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A controversy has erupted over YouTube’s practice of taking down graphically violent videos that may be evidence of recent war crimes. YouTube’s policy — similar to other social media platforms — has been to remove content that contains hate speech, disinformation or disturbing images. In the past, Facebook and other services have been called out […]

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Federal court strikes down FCC effort to relax media ownership rules     – CNET
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The Third Circuit once again chastised the agency for not considering how local media consolidation will affect women and minorities.

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FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4 billion acquisition of Tribune Media
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The long, drawn out saga over Tribune Media Company's fate could soon come to an end. Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the sale of Tribune to Nexstar Media Group. The $6.4 billion deal will create the nation's largest local…

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MIT's Epstein-Funded Media Lab Accused of Faking Hydroponic Plant Experiments
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An anonymous reader quotes Business Insider: An ambitious project that purported to turn anyone into a farmer with a single tool is scraping by with smoke-and-mirror tactics, employees told Business Insider. The “personal food computer,” a device that MIT Media Lab senior researcher Caleb Harper presented as helping thousands of people across the globe grow […]

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Joi Ito resigns as MIT Media Lab head in wake of Jeffrey Epstein reporting
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Joichi Ito, the embattled director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, has stepped down according to a statement by MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif. The news was first reported by The New York Times, which had received a copy of an email sent by Ito to university provost Martin A. Schmidt. “After giving the matter a great […]

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Harvard student gets into US after entry denied over friends' social media posts     – CNET
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Ismail Ajjawi had been sent home to Lebanon after hours of questioning in Boston, but ultimately made it back before classes began.

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