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Mona Gable

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26 May 2020

New Mexico, United States

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Across Navajo Nation, young people are coming together to protect their elders through grassroots efforts and campaigns. They’ve created online campaigns, like Protect the Sacred and #NavajoStrong to help provide accu...

100 Days in Appalachia

Fernando Alfonso III

14 May 2020

Kentucky, United States

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Stay-at-home orders and social distancing can worsen opioid addiction problems, and so some health providers, social media, and agencies in opioid-heavy Appalachia have devised ways to turn a threat into an opportunit...

83 Degrees Media

Curtis Ross

5 May 2020

Tampa, Florida, United States

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Tampa Bay Area performing artists are finding ways to adapt their practices to abide by the social distancing guidelines brought on by COVID-19. Creatives are learning how to stream their performances online, discover...

Grady Newsource

Amanda Regan

15 April 2020

Watkinsville, Georgia, United States

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Watkinsville First Baptist Church in Georgia moved their religious services online as early as March 15th, 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since the church began posting their services every Sunday morning, ...

Los Angeles Times

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde

10 April 2020

California, United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, people are turning to social media to share their stories and find communities. With a flood of misinformation online and mixed messaging from government leaders, many are docume...

Temple Update

Matthew Silverman

8 April 2020

Texas, United States

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ER doctors and other hospital staff who need to isolate themselves from their families can use a camper or mobile home to create a safe distance. The Facebook match-making group, RVs for MDs To Fight the Coronavirus, ...

Los Angeles Times

Cindy Carcamo

2 April 2020

Mar Vista, California, United States

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Anticipating an overwhelmed government, community members throughout southern California took the initiative to fill the gap and help their neighbors during the coronavirus outbreak. Mobilizing via websites, social me...

Slate

Isabela Dias

2 April 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Community organizers are stepping in to help disseminate vital public health information to underserved communities. In Brazil, social organizers like the those behind Our Mothers’ Lives, an organization advocating fo...

CNN

Alicia Lee

1 April 2020

Texas, United States

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Doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic are able to isolate themselves from their families to avoid possible transmission of the virus thanks to a Facebook group that helps match medical professionals wi...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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27 March 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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To address a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, community members have begun to take on the task of producing face masks for medical professionals. From sewing masks to creating...

Metromode

Kate Roff

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26 March 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Mutual aid at the grassroots level is about helping a neighbor in need, and this strategy has been spurred into action across the country in response to COVID-19. In Detroit, people rally across social media and techn...

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Jeremy Deaton

26 March 2020

United States

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What lessons does the United States' response to the coronavirus offer for the country's response to climate change? According to experts, governments and the media have been successful at presenting the virus as a re...

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Julia Hotz

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19 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As social distancing becomes increasingly important as cities and states work to control the coronavirus outbreak, people in New York are finding creative ways to communicate in order to help one another. In New York ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Emily Cureton

18 March 2020

Bend, Oregon, United States

Radio

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People in Bend, Oregon have turned to social media in order to help at-risk community members during the coronavirus pandemic. Utilizing Facebook Groups to connect with one another, the moderators aim to conduct "acts...

NBC News

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April Glaser

18 March 2020

United States

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A group of researchers of infectious diseases, virologists, computer scientists, doctors, and nurses have taken to moderating a community coronavirus message board on Reddit to help spread awareness and decrease infor...

The Bristol Cable

Adam Cantwell-Corn

18 March 2020

Bristol, England

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As a grass-roots response to assist vulnerable populations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, communities around the world are using social media to distribute supplies, services, and advice. One such group on Facebook, th...

Scranton Times-Tribune

Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky

17 March 2020

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

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To help residents in nursing homes stay connected with their loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic, a nursing home in Pennsylvania has started using Facebook as a means to share photos and messages. Although the ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stephen Humphries

16 March 2020

United States

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Across the world, communities are beginning to use a variety of different methodologies to better connect with their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic. From social media to public Google documents, neighborhoo...

The New York Times

Aaron Randle

11 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Barbershops are a key part of Black Americans' culture, but the culture within those barbershops tend to be homophobic and alienating to LGTBQ individuals. To address this, a number of barbershops are catering specifi...

The New York Times

Matt Richtel

6 February 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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As word of the coronavirus outbreak spread, so did misinformation, so the World Health Organization began working with big tech companies to put a stop to it. Collaborating with the likes of Pinterest, Google, Twitter...

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Kaelyn Forde

9 January 2020

Springfield, Missouri, United States

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Although people often only showcase the best moments of their lives on social media platforms, a handful of celebrities have started sharing their mental health struggles which in turn has helped decrease the stigma a...

The New York Times

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Kate Conger

17 December 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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The passage of the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act was meant to hold accountable the online platforms where sex trafficking and sex work took place, but a year into its existence, it has shown negative, unintend...

The Guardian

Jessica Murray

15 November 2019

Sweden

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Greta Thunberg is well-known for leading the youth climate movement, but her habit of using sailboats as a means of transportation is also gaining traction. Facebook groups that help connect sailboat hitchhikers have ...

Freethink

B. David Zarley

8 November 2019

Nigeria

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In 2019, a Pandemic Response Board made up of international leaders was created to determine a course of action should a contagious outbreak such as SARS occur. Although the director general of the Nigeria Center for ...

Journey Magazine

Nallah Brown

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29 October 2019

Tampa, Florida, United States

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What started as a self-documented fitness journey for a University of South Florida student, soon turned into a program that connected queer, trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and gender-queer people for group ...

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