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Snapchat Creeps Toward Its Death

Snapchat Creeps Toward Its Death

By Marisa Lopez, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Ever since the new update, Snapchat's popularity has been declining.

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Social Media Is Dying

Social Media Is Dying

By Alex Pienkowski, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

Social media is no longer social. Sites such as Facebook have become more preoccupied with video content instead of prioritizing social connections between its users.

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Tisch Alumni Used Fake Bots to Boost Celebrity Status

Tisch Alumni Used Fake Bots  to Boost Celebrity Status

By Sunanda Gaskins, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under News, University News

Several famous NYU Tisch alumni are known to use an online service selling fake Twitter followers to booster their social media profiles.

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‘Deplorable’ NYU Professor Sues University, Colleagues for Defamation

‘Deplorable’ NYU Professor Sues University, Colleagues for Defamation

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Self-proclaimed "deplorable" LS professor Michael Rectenwald is suing NYU and four professors for defamation. The basis of the suit is a series of department-wide emails from last May, in which he was called a racist and sexist, among other things.

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NYU Researchers Make Breakthrough in Russian Bot Detection

NYU Researchers Make Breakthrough in Russian Bot Detection

By Mack DeGeurin, News Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under News, University News

A team of NYU professors and graduate students make breakthrough in Russian bot detection. They found that, on any given day, more than half of Russian political tweets are generated by bots.

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NYU Professor’s Lawsuit, Lies and Bogus Victimhood

NYU Professor’s Lawsuit, Lies and Bogus Victimhood

By Theo Wayt, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

How far will the "anti-PC" professor go?

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Appreciate Your Free Speech Rights on Social Media

Appreciate Your Free Speech Rights on Social Media

By Mert Erenel, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Yes, the tweet may as well be insulting and disrespectful. But should it really warrant legal penalty, and even if so, is a bad tweet really proportional to punishment in jail?

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NYU Reacts: Trump vs. LaVar Ball

By Maddie Howard, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

NYU students react to the current Twitter feud between President Donald Trump and media personality LaVar Ball.

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Sexism is Everywhere — Even in Twitter Bios

Sexism is Everywhere — Even in Twitter Bios

By Helena Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Women in politics clearly feel or have been taught to feel that they need to be relatable and because they are women, that means being moms or wives first and so-called huggers-in-chief.

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The Social Media Issue

The Social Media Issue

By Ryan Mikel and Molly Dolan

November 13, 2017


Filed under READ THIS WEEK'S ISSUE, Special Editions, Special Issues, Top Story

There is no denying social media has transcended the intentions of its forefathers and impacted past, present and future generations alike in unprecedented ways.

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Where Do You Meme?

By Jordan Reynolds, Arts Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

How do NYU students get their memes? Why do some opt for Facebook and others for Twitter? Read more to find out.

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