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Faculty in the News, May 10

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CSUSB professor among 13 to be honored by NAACP Riverside Branch
The Press-Enterprise
May 9, 2018
Claudia Davis, interim chair, CSUSB Department of Health Science and Human Ecology and associate professor of nursing, will be one of the 13 people who will be honored at the Riverside NAACP 2019 Freedom Fund Celebration, set for May 23 at the Riverside Convention Center. Its theme will be “Never Let it Rest … Until the Good is Better and the Better is Best.”
The NAACP Riverside Branch, No. 1059, serves most of Riverside County and is 77 years old. It has been recognizing significant contributions at a gala event since the mid-1950s, when the first Freedom Fund Dinner was held.
Read the complete article at “NAACP Riverside Branch to honor late leader, 13 others.”

Even as Facebook pivots to private platforms, those with bad intentions will still act out, CSUSB professor says
KQED (San Francisco)
May 9, 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised to refocus the company on its private messaging products like Messenger, WhatsApp and Stories. "As the world gets bigger and more connected, we need that sense of intimacy more than ever," he said.
But in this brave new world of encrypted messaging, how are researchers, regulators and even Facebook itself supposed to keep track of things like fake news, harassment and race baiting? Especially when Silicon Valley social media giants have proven ineffective thus far doing so on public platforms?
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said individuals who want to make a big splash online will still seek out public platforms over private ones.
"Most of these guys don't have a big social circle, even on affinity-based social media. In this new chapter in the holy book of evil, all they have to do is be violent and they're on TV and public radio," Levin said.
Read the complete article, and listen to the related online audio report, at “As Facebook pivots to private platforms, how will we monitor fake news and hate speech?

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