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VentureBeat

Kyle Wiggers

10 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Using artificial intelligence, social media companies can quickly identify and reach out to those at risk for self-harm. Pinterest, a San Francisco-based social media company, is employing AI to support its user’s emo...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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25 September 2019

Illinois, United States

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Reddit has long been home to an Islam-focused message board that helps to connect people over a shared belief, but the online community is now expanding to include a twice monthly mental health discussion. Hosted by a...

NPR

Scott Simon

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Samantha Balaban

7 September 2019

Rockland, California, United States

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Recent statists are showing that an alarming number of veterinarians are committing suicide due to a variety of reasons from emotional stress to financial strain. Not One More Vet, a Facebook group started by a veteri...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

8 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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After providing emotional support to peers who were struggling with suicidal thoughts, a college student in Philadelphia created a Twitter group "to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health." Although not...

Mosaic Science

Alex Whiting

19 June 2019

France

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Boosting trust in vaccines requires rebuilding confidence in the health system. In France, where as many as one in three people express skepticism regarding vaccinations, health officials have undertaken proactive soc...

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Mariela Santos

28 May 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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When authors from traditionally marginalized communities can’t find space in the industry, they make their own. Using Twitter as a platform and safe space for authors having trouble getting into the literary world, #D...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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23 May 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Digital platforms can provide a space for those living apart from their religious communities to affirm their identity. From hash tags to online academies, Muslims who otherwise would not have regular access to a mosq...

CNN

Eliza Mackintosh

18 May 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Teaching students to fact check encourages resilience and builds resistance to the post-truth phenomenon. In Finland, a school curriculum implemented at the national level equips elementary and high school students wi...

The Telegraph

Joe Wallen

25 April 2019

Odisha, India

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As malaria rates continue to rise in many countries, Odisha, India stands out against the trend. Thanks largely in part to this state's three-part approach that includes distributing long-lasting insecticidal nets, ma...

Next City

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

1 April 2019

United States

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In this excerpt from Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt’s book, Biased, the author details the role surveillance and apps like Nextdoor play in perpetuating and disrupting discriminatory housing policies, racism, and segregation ...

High Country News

Jessica Lussenhop

25 March 2019

North Dakota, United States

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Native individuals and members of groups like Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women have taken it into their own hands to find members of their communities who have gone missing. Recognizing that decades-old legislati...

Pacific Standard

Alissa Greenberg

20 March 2019

Calais, France

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For many refugees living in camps and on the move, mobile phones can be a life line to families and the outside world. Phones can help organize political activities, arrange medical supplies, and so much more. But alt...

The Boston Globe

Jeneé Osterheldt

12 March 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In a city that many people of color consider unwelcoming, social media groups offer a path to visibility and community. The group, Young, Black, and Social, connects thousands of millennials in Boston to their peers, ...

CityLab

Linda Poon

11 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Viral social media trends can be harnessed for social and environmental good. A social media#trashtag challenge that spread from Reddit to Instagram draws upon the satisfying nature of a before-and-after meme. People ...

The Guardian

Julia Carrie Wong

21 February 2019

California, United States

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Correcting "data voids," which provide the space for conspiracies to flourish online, requires online platforms to take active measures against misinformation. In the face of digital marketing incentive structures and...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarah Toth Stub

5 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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An Israeli Facebook group serves as a women's network for current or former prostitutes seeking help and support. The Hebrew-language group, called Lo Omdot Mineged, provides help in many forms, ranging from crowdsour...

NPR

Michael Sullivan

26 January 2019

Indonesia

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The island nation of Indonesia is the world's second biggest polluter of marine plastics, which can be disastrous for its tourism industry, setting aside the obvious environmental hazards. But two sisters in Bali took...

The Verge

Andrew Liptak

24 January 2019

Moretown, Vermont, United States

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A Vermont-based online network, the Front Porch Forum, has spread around the state as a way for community members to share ideas, resources, and initiatives. Neighbors offer support in everything from rogue Roombas (y...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

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9 January 2019

United States

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Trans- and queer-affirming people often feel isolated in a fitness industry where even the gym sign-up forms only have selections for either female or male. Decolonizing Fitness, an Instagram-based community, aims to ...

WHYY

Bobby Allyn

31 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, where the homicide rate recently hit a ten-year high, teams known as violence interrupters are stepping in to employ crisis intervention in high-risk areas. By using several different tactics includin...

The New York Times

Elian Peltier

13 December 2018

Lyons, France

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France is at the forefront of efforts to integrate internet literacy into standard primary and secondary course requirements. By partnering with journalists and educators, the French government is working to stop the ...

Wyoming Public Media

Maggie Mullen

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7 December 2018

Wyoming, United States

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#Agtwitter provides a space for social connection among farmers. What started as a hashtag to disseminate advice about farming practices and farm equipment has grown into a digital space where people can connect and e...

New York Magazine

Christine Ro

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7 November 2018

Zimbabwe

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Hashtags and chat apps can notify users when items of vital necessity become available during times of severe shortage. Despite the Zimbabwean government’s pushback against social media, Zimbabweans are turning to pla...

PBS NewsHour

Courtney Vinopal

2 November 2018

Iowa, United States

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Farmers are using the hashtag #agtwitter to discuss mental health challenges, provide information about resources, and organize offline support. In areas of the country where studies consistently show mental health re...

Yes! Magazine

Michael J. Dax

2 October 2018

Jordan, Montana, United States

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Because women make up a smaller percentage of farmers in America as compared to men in the field, their work and contributions to the industry are often overlooked. HarvestHER, a social media-based platform establishe...

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