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Why Facebook and other social media companies need to be reined in

What can and should be done in light of response to the Facebook Files? The issues are undoubtedly complex, but solutions need to centre on children’s rights and prioritize what young people need.
Is it possible to have a jury whose members are unbiased? Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Do unbiased jurors exist in an age of social media?

A video of Ahmaud Arbery was widely seen and shared by the citizens who could be called on to judge the accused killers. The issue was recently argued before the Supreme Court.
On Weibo, a Twitter-like social media website in China, feminists created hashtags such as “#她能” (#SheCan), “#看见女性劳动者” (#SeeingWomenWorkers) with the aim of helping women feel empowered. (Shutterstock)

Feminist responses on Weibo aim to fight the misrepresentation of women during COVID-19 in China

Feminists across China came together on Weibo to fight back against under- and misrepresentation of them during the early days of COVID-19.
Physical activity, eating habits and emotional support from friends and family are stronger predictors of health than body mass index. Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

If you want to support the health and wellness of kids, stop focusing on their weight

Weight discrimination, like teasing, is common among youth and linked to eating disorders and depression. Youth’s health and well-being would be best supported by not focusing on their weight.
College basketball player Paige Bueckers, right, of the Connecticut Huskies, has over 900,000 followers on Instagram as of September 2021. Elsa/Getty Images

New NCAA endorsement rules could benefit women more than men

Women college athletes face far more limited career prospects than men. The NCAA’s new endorsement rules may help level the playing field when it comes to making money from their athletic ability.

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