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Ukrainian soldiers post a video of themselves doing a trending TikTok dance on the battlefield. Many people, even ones directly involved in the Ukrainian conflict, have been posting videos poking fun at the war leading to possible widespread desensitization. (Broadcaster/Screenshot)

The Danger of Desensitization: Global Events Through the Lens of Social Media

Maeve Reiter and Dan Hogan May 5, 2022

Scrolling through TikTok, users see content tailored to their online identity. Some of the videos may be comedic skits, some may be how-to videos, some are about relationship advice. Endlessly swiping,...

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Editorial Explainer: What is Fast Fashion?

Ashlyn Weidman, Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2021 We all have heard of the phrase “Fast Fashion,” but do we really know what this phrase truly entails? We live in a society where trends change day by day. Pinterest,...

TikTok investigating videos promoting starvation and anorexia

Molly Ziesenheim, Reporter January 2, 2021

TheBroadcaster · TikTok investigating videos promoting starvation and anorexia TikTok has opened an investigation after The Guardian found pro-anorexia/starvation content despite the company’s efforts...

TikTok trend turns third string quarterback into internet sensation

Tanner Waxman, Reporter October 23, 2020

Trace McSorely was quickly forgotten in the minds of everyone but Ravens fans, until David James, a Pennsylvania high school student or @sorely_yt on tik tok, made a video including a song about Mcsorely. People...

TikTok Users Protest Censorship of Black Creators with a Black Out

Anna Callahan and Talon Smith May 30, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19 black creators took to the social media platform, TikTok, in order to protest the platform’s censorship of content made by black creators. This protest, named the Black Out, was...

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