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How anonymity on social media influences online behavior, harassment

When Tionna Haynes was a college student, she became a target of harassment on an anonymous messaging platform after organizing racial injustice protests on campus. She spoke with student reporter Bridgette Adu-Wadier about how the design of social media platforms can influence people’s online behavior, as part of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs’ series “Moments of Truth.”

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Shield’s Ingrid Smith featured on award-winning PBS NewsHour Student Report Labs podcast ‘On Our Minds’

Thanks to our partnership with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, Shield reporters were not only able to attend SXSW EDU 2023 last March, but we were able to do some original reporting. Our PBS SRL colleagues gave co-news editor and co-online managing editor Ingrid Smith the assignment to interview U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and illustrator Michaela Goade about their new children’s bookRemember.

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