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‘Average user’ data misses harm of social media

Fall 2021 has been filled with a steady stream of media coverage arguing that Meta’s Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram social media platforms pose a...
AND ... ­ACTION: Sonya Janigian, right, owner of Sonya’s Clothing, shoots a Facebook Live video in her Cranston boutique with the company’s sales manager, Carmen Garcia. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Reliance on social media has severe downside

Sonya Janigian is not your typical social media influencer. But in the last 18 months, livestreamed Facebook videos have become a fixture of her Cranston...

Our love-hate Facebook relationship

When Facebook was down for most of the day on Oct. 4, did you miss it, were you relieved or some of both? Social scientists have...
WOONSOCKET RESIDENT Greg Duhamel left this comment on Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's official Facebook page before being blocked. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of him and another resident, claiming the mayor's blocking of constituents violates their First Amendment rights. / COURTESY AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF RHODE ISLAND

ACLU sues Woonsocket mayor for blocking constituents on Facebook

WOONSOCKET – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two men against Woonsocket Mayor Lisa...
R.I. GENERAL TREASURER Seth Magaziner announced that the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit in Delaware against Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Facebook executives over the 2016 Cambridge Analytical data breach. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GENERAL TREASURER

Employees’ Retirement System of R.I. suing Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

PROVIDENCE – R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced Friday that the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit in Delaware against...

How to land a job

A recruiter asked a job candidate, “Why did you leave your last job?” The job applicant replied, “It was something my boss said.” “What did he...

Facebook, Big Tech no friend of the web

When Facebook disabled Australians’ access to news articles on its platform, and blocked sharing of articles from Australian news organizations, the company moved a...

Social media has left us more isolated, tribal

About a year ago I began to follow my interest in health and fitness on Instagram. Soon I began to see more and more...

Rob Rock

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Rob Rock, 37 | Director of elections, R.I. Department of State How has COVID-19 impacted your work-life balance?...

Shaun Galligan

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Shaun Galligan, 31 | Head of environmental, health and safety, Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. How has...

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