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

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

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Opinions

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

Social reliability, Facebook must place tighter restrictions on ads

Natalie Taylor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions

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

Nation & World Briefs: Sept. 25, 2017

The Associated Press

September 25, 2017


Filed under Nation & World

International headlines to know this week. Read More »

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Facebook reinforces political polarization

Danielle Harris

October 16, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

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


Filed under News

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

Facebook Safety Checks do not apply to all

Heather Slawny

May 24, 2015


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

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


Filed under News

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

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

Jordan Sarti

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

“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...

Do trendy Facebook challenges weaken “awareness”?

Do trendy Facebook challenges weaken “awareness”?

Emily Becker

August 21, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Facebook and other social media outlets have recently been buzzing with the new “Ice Bucket Challenge” that is intended to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS for short. Read More »...

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