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Warren v. Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Stance on Political Ads

Warren v. Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Stance on Political Ads

October 16, 2019

Facebook should have higher standards for what they allow on their site in general, but at the very least, they could prevent people from spreading libel.

Was Zuckerburg’s About-Face Effective?

Was Zuckerburg’s About-Face Effective?

April 18, 2018

By Faustino Galante Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent his Tuesday and Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The 33-year old billionaire was asked to testify before congress amid public outrage in regards to recent issues invol...

Amazon Go’s Intensive Surveillance May Not Make it Worth The Convenience

Amazon Go’s Intensive Surveillance May Not Make it Worth The Convenience

January 31, 2018

By Emily Thompson It is apparent to me that as a society, we have become much more paranoid about surveillance. Whether it is placing a sticker over your computer camera or clearing the history on your internet browse...

Facebook’s Subscription Promises Payoff for All

Facebook’s Subscription Promises Payoff for All

November 15, 2017

By Leonard Chiang Per the Wall Street Journal, the app’s Instant Articles feature is due for an experimental upgrade in the form of a paid subscription service. The temptation to label this as a PR distraction is s...

Facebook’s New Service Will Not Solve Age Old Problem

Facebook’s New Service Will Not Solve Age Old Problem

November 8, 2017

By Paula Hernandez Garaycoa In an age where traditional journalism is under attack by the sheer volume of information available online, there is no doubt that social media platforms are essential to the relationship between news and mod...

USG Coordinates With It’s On Us

USG Coordinates With It’s On Us

October 25, 2017

By Victor Ordonez The United Student Government (USG) subcommittee on sexual misconduct has begun to work closely with the Fordham chapter of the It’s On Us Campaign. The campaign aims to combat sexual misconduct o...

From the Desk: Is Snapchat Becoming the New Facebook?

From the Desk: Is Snapchat Becoming the New Facebook?

March 8, 2017

By Nick Wetzel This past Thursday, Snap, Inc., the parent company of the popular social media app, Snapchat, had an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. According to The Wall Street Journa...

Standing With “Standing Rock” on Facebook

Standing With “Standing Rock” on Facebook

November 9, 2016

By John Christen  If you used Facebook last week, you have probably noticed that many of your friends “checked in” to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, ND. Chances are, they were not there. Altho...

Online Content: Quality Over Quantity

Online Content: Quality Over Quantity

April 20, 2016

By Kathryn Wolper Facebook often promotes content without engaging users in meaningful interactions. The empty promotion of this content does not produce the types of interactions that are appealin...

Is Facebook Activism Real Activism?

Is Facebook Activism Real Activism?

November 18, 2015

By Jack Murray A quote from Mahatma Gandhi is often paraphrased on bookmarks and bumper stickers as, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Were Gandhi alive in 2015, perhaps the expressi...

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