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Los Angeles Times
Op-Ed: Yahoo! Answers is shutting down and taking a record of my teenage self with it
May 4, 2021

The Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by PhD student Frances Corry on what happens when social platforms shut down. "In many ways, what is put on these platforms today represents a significant part of our cultural heritage, however banal it may seem in the present," she wrote.

NBC News
She called out health care misinfo on TikTok. Then, the trolls found her.
May 3, 2021

NBC News spoke with Karen North about the heated debates on social media over pandemic restrictions. "We can now go online and not only watch someone break a rule but watch someone attack someone for breaking a rule,” she said.

CalMatters
The wires may be there, but the dollars aren’t: Analysis shows why millions of California students lack broadband
April 28, 2021

CalMatters spoke with Hernán Galperin on the efforts to solve California's digital divide. "Before the pandemic, there's been more attention to deployment issues," he said, "but much less attention to the affordability gap."

Wired
This researcher says AI is neither artificial nor intelligent
April 26, 2021

Wired interviewed Kate Crawford on what people don't understand about artificial intelligence. "It is presented as this ethereal and objective way of making decisions," she said. "But the name is deceptive: AI is neither artificial nor intelligent," she said.