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Farrakhan refers to ‘Satanic Jews’ in Chicago church speech

Minister Louis Farrakhan, of the Nation of Islam, speaks at Saint Sabina Church, Thursday night, May 9, 2019, in Chicago.

Herbert McCann, Associated Press

May 10, 2019

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan referenced "Satanic Jews" in a speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia after Facebook banned him from the social media platform. During the speech Thursday at a Roman Catholic church on Chicago's South Side, Farrakhan asserted...

From Top 8s to mutuals; MySpace’s forgotten influence on how we interact with the internet

From Top 8s to mutuals; MySpace's forgotten influence on how we interact with the internet

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

Despite what you may think, MySpace still exists. The social networking site, which reigned popular in the mid-to- late-2000s, was purchased by the media conglomerate Meredith Corporation in late January of 2018 (two years after being purchased by Time Inc.). While the site may not be as popu...

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Nikki Roberts, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

Social media trends come and go. One week Facebook users are uploading videos of the Drake- inspired Kiki dance challenge, and the next they’re busy sharing memes about moths and lamps. For social media users whose primary sources of political news are sites like Twitter and Facebook, keeping up with...

There’s always someone peeking in, the elusiveness of Facebook

Ally Zacek | The DePaulia

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 16, 2018

Theories and presumptions regarding the personal data of users being harvested by social media and advertising companies were confirmed this week, as the congressional hearings of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg unfolded. Many theories were confirmed, like the fact that 87 million users had the...

Social reliability, Facebook must place tighter restrictions on ads

(Ally Zacek, The DePaulia)

Natalie Taylor

September 25, 2017

On Sept. 6, Facebook admitted to selling advertisement space to secret Russian propaganda groups. This follows news of Russian interference in the 2016 election, which an investigation by the U.S. intelligence community concluded helped sway results in President Donald Trump’s favor. Due to the ad...

Nation & World Briefs: Sept. 25, 2017

 On Thursday, Sept. 21, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. 
(Manu Fernandez/AP)

The Associated Press

September 25, 2017

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Facebook reinforces political polarization

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Danielle Harris

October 16, 2016

For the more than 200 million Americans on Facebook, scrolling through their newsfeeds without finding a single political post has become practically impossible. Social media platforms like Facebook have become the main political news source for many American voters, and especially for young adults. Accor...

DePaul Facebook ratings taken down after an influx of 1-star reviews

DePaul Facebook ratings taken down after an influx of 1-star reviews

Kyle Woosley

September 12, 2016

If someone checked any of DePaul’s Facebook pages for the university itself or its various colleges, they may notice something different: There’s no longer a Facebook star rating, or a way to rate the school. Read More »...

Facebook Safety Checks do not apply to all

Rescue workers remove debris as they search for victims of an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

Heather Slawny

May 24, 2015

On April 25, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal’s city Kathmandu. The disaster was followed by several aftershocks, including a 7.3 magnitude shock on May 12, according to an article from BBC News. The region is in shocking ruins. Read More »...

Social media sites become more socially conscious

Andrew Nunez

March 15, 2015

Several social media platforms have recently taken more steps in becoming socially aware. Facebook has taken the well-being of users into further consideration with a feature that allows users who express suicidal thoughts to easily get the assistance they need. Read More »...

The Ups and #Facebookdown

The Ups and #Facebookdown

Megan Deppen

January 28, 2015

Social media may have shut down, but for some students, productivity went up. The hashtag #Facebookdown flooded Twitter feeds Monday night when Facebook and Instagram suffered its biggest outage since 2010. Read More »...

‘Humans of MUB’ at DePaul highlights residents and their stories

Leyla Duymazlar was profiled by Humans of MUB last school year
when she worked for Housing Services. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Himes)

Jordan Sarti

September 14, 2014

“Everyone has a story,” reads the Humans of MUB Facebook page. Modeled after the popular art project Humans of New York, Humans of MUB attempts to unify and document the diverse inhabitants of the conjoined Munroe and Belden-Racine Residence Halls. Resident adviser Jennifer Himes works along...

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