social-media

COMMENTARY

How a Pa. case may impact what public school students all over the country can – and can’t – say on social media | Opinion

BY: - March 3, 2021

Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.

COMMENTARY

A tax on digital ad sales won’t solve all of Pa.’s budget problems. But it’ll help | Mike Connolly

BY: - February 14, 2021

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.

COMMENTARY

Beware sharing that next false meme, you could be aiding a despot | John A. Tures

BY: - February 7, 2021

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

BY: - January 27, 2021

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. 

COMMENTARY

Does ‘deplatforming’ really curb online hate speech? 3 experts weigh in | Analysis

BY: - January 17, 2021

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?

COMMENTARY

Trump’s phone problem, solved | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - January 9, 2021

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.

Pa. Treasury Twitter account to shut down, leaving legacy of snarky, relatable PR

BY: - December 11, 2020

In a farewell message, the account, run by previously unnamed Treasury employees, announced it was shutting down.

Report details ‘lack of transparency’ in Philly P.D.’s handling of cops’ Facebook posts

BY: - October 15, 2020

An independent advisory commission reviewed more than 1,800 Facebook posts and comments made by police.

Central Pennsylvania DA faces calls for resignation over Kenosha-related social media post

BY: - September 1, 2020

A central Pennsylvania prosecutor is facing calls for his resignation over a Facebook post that he says is being blown out of proportion. On Sunday, Cumberland County’s elected district attorney, Republican Skip Ebert, responded to a Facebook post wondering why money was being raised “for a 17 yr. old killer,” and not for “a father […]

National NAACP takes over Philly chapter after president’s anti-Semitic Facebook post

BY: - August 26, 2020

The executive committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP voted on Aug. 20 to dissolve itself and yield full control to the national office.

While others pile on, some Blacks stand by Philly NAACP prez after he shares anti-Semitic meme

BY: - July 29, 2020

State and local leaders and numerous groups have called for Rodney Muhammad's resignation, saying the post was “vile” and “racist."

COMMENTARY

A message to our public servants: You represent all of us. Think twice about your social media posts | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2020

The words of a public servant matter more than the words of others. They have the power to send messages of support or exclusion, of unity or division.