Social Media

Town of Stonington, Connecticut / Facebook

A member of the Board of Police Commissioners in Stonington, Connecticut, has been asked to resign over his posts about race, immigration and LGBTQ issues on Facebook.

UConn To Investigate Racist Social Media Posts

Jun 16, 2020
Pat Eaton-Robb / AP

The University of Connecticut has launched an investigation into racist social media posts made by current and incoming students.

UConn President Thomas Katsouleas announced the investigation via Twitter.

Courtesy of the Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics and George Washington University / YouTube

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, as well as other lawmakers and doctors, took part in a virtual conference hosted by George Washington University to discuss the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 on social media. 

Elise Amendola / AP

The Naugatuck Police Department launched an internal investigation on Sunday into a police lieutenant who spoke about immigration issues on social media.

Ben Margot / AP

Scientists at Stony Brook University think it might be possible to use social media to look for signs of depression. They’ve built an algorithm that scans Facebook posts to find what they call “linguistic red flags.”