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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

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Cowley: Dismantle Online Echo Chambers

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer April 8, 2022

  The average Twitter or Instagram user might not realize it, but their feeds are specifically tailored to keep them scrolling for as long as possible. Liking one post on Instagram’s explore...

Bringhurst: Facebook’s Metaverse Poses a Threat to Reality 

Bringhurst: Facebook’s ‘Metaverse’ Poses a Threat to Reality 

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  As a young person living in an era of rapid technological advancement, I’m always astounded by society’s progress. Screenless displays and self-driving cars no longer exist solely in science...

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Misinformation in the Age of Social Media and COVID-19

By Abhilasha Khatri, Investigative Editor November 23, 2021

  “Fake news," is a term that gets thrown around a lot, and it is often done with a joking undertone. Although “fake news” is not a new concept, as the distortion of news to sell stories...

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Bringhurst: Facebook Regulation is Long Overdue

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  In September 2021, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen leaked thousands of the company’s internal documents to the Wall Street Journal. This information consequently sparked a bipartisan...

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Docudrama ‘The Social Dilemma’ Will Change Your Perspective on Tech

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor February 7, 2021

  “The Social Dilemma” is Netflix’s new docudrama being discussed at dinner tables across the country, at the same time that our fingers text and tap compulsively on phone screens beneath....

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Alexander: Misinformation Discredits Social Activism

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor September 11, 2020

  No one can deny the revolutionary role that social media plays in today’s activism. With modern technology, we are able to communicate with people across the globe with just the click of a...

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The Hand That Feeds You: A Review of Misinformation Policies over Social Media Platforms

By Zach Mallender April 13, 2020

  This article was written by a student of the Honors Praxis Lab 3700-002: Truth, Deception, and Information Disorder. This article is part of a joint issue between the Daily Utah Chronicle and...

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Who’s Who in the Zoo? – The ZooWho App Could Revolutionize Small Talk

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer October 23, 2019

Social media has created an era of constant connection — we can always see who’s been up to what, or share our thoughts, beliefs and memes with hundreds of people. You can find those acquaintances...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

ASUU and Social Media Toxicity

By Brock Bernstein, News Writer September 24, 2019

  On April 18, 2019, a guest opinion piece was published on The Daily Utah Chronicle’s website holding ASUU member Greg Boisvert accountable for his use of offensive language in a social media...

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Petersen: Unfriending Over Politics

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor December 6, 2018

  An old cliché states that one should never discuss politics, religion or money in polite conversation. Yet in the past few years, as news of the Trump administration infiltrates most aspects...