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06.27.14 Sophie Weiner

UPDATE: Unethical Facebook Emotional Contagion Study Not Funded By The Army, Happens All The Time. Psychologists have known for a long time that emotions are contagious. If you hang out with someone who’s feeling shitty, you might end up feeling shitty too. Pretty basic. But now researchers have found that the emotions you see people express […]

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06.16.14 Sophie Weiner

The Supreme Court announced today that they will hear the trial Anthony Elonis v. United States. The original trial sent a man who claimed to be a rapper to jail for the last three years for posting violent threats against his wife and others on Facebook. His case isn’t as straightforward as most involving online threats: Elonis posted […]

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06.11.14 Sophie Weiner

A new study proved that “internet trolls” are just as terrible offline as they are online. The study focused on online harassment behavior as it could be traced to personality characteristics in “real life.” Slate gave us a run down of the characteristics the researchers were measuring: The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the […]

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