Mastriano removes social media profile pics after warning from U.S. Army
Doug Mastriano’s campaign took down social media profile pictures of the Republican gubernatorial nominee in his U.S. Army uniforms after learning they violated a Department of Defense policy, an Army spokesperson said. The pictures showed Mastriano on Facebook smiling in a dress uniform and beret, and in camouflage fatigues on Twitter. Pittsburgh NPR station WESA-FM […]
Scrutiny of youthful social media posts, such as Austin Davis’, likely to feature in campaigns
As digital natives, who grew up with the internet, begin to run for higher office, they're likely to face scrutiny of their youthful social media posts.
Mastriano courting voters on Gab pushes the GOP further right, experts say
Gab founder Andrew Torba endorsed Republican nominee for governor, Doug Mastriano, as Pennsylvania's guy in a movement to "turn this state around for the glory of God."
No, this isn’t Facebook’s ‘Big Tobacco’ moment | Bruce Ledewitz
When dealing with constitutionally protected speech, the government needs to tread carefully.
Go ahead, enjoy your memes. They really do help ease pandemic stress | Opinion
Social media during the pandemic is not all doom scrolling and despair. Lighter memes have psychological benefits. Even looking at 3 pandemic memes significantly improved mood.
Goodbye to the high church of social media. It’s been fun, but not really | Alanah Davis
I like this new reality and the control over how I feel. I’m not absorbing unnecessary toxicity or ridicule. And I think everyone deserves that freedom.
How a Pa. case may impact what public school students all over the country can – and can’t – say on social media | Opinion
Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.
A tax on digital ad sales won’t solve all of Pa.’s budget problems. But it’ll help | Mike Connolly
If Harrisburg implemented such a measure, it could raise nearly $500 million, and would likely grow each year with the continued growth of online advertising.
Beware sharing that next false meme, you could be aiding a despot | John A. Tures
Unless these conspiracy theories and those who traffic in them are confronted, we may not avert the next attempted slide into totalitarianism.
Report: These social media platforms are the best at dispelling antisemitism and Holocaust denial
Known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary is honored every year with ceremonies across the globe and educational outreach efforts as the decades past, leaving few survivors to share their stories.
Does ‘deplatforming’ really curb online hate speech? 3 experts weigh in | Analysis
The question of how effective deplatforming is can be looked at from two different angles: Does it work from a technical standpoint, and does it have an effect on worrisome communities themselves?
Trump’s phone problem, solved | Editorial Cartoon
President Donald Trump's Trump's social media accounts were frozen this week in the wake of the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Our cartoonist has some further suggestions.