Illinois professor maps how to limit misinformation on Facebook

URBANA – Lawmakers can’t effectively control misinformation on Facebook. What they can do is limit the reach of the social media giant. That’s the perspective of University of Illinois journalism professor Nikki Usher. Usher studies journalism, social media, and misinformation. “The biggest ways that we can get at Facebook that I see as most politically […]

Has evidence-based funding made education in Illinois more equitable?

DEKALB — Four years ago, Illinois overhauled the way it funds K-12 education. The state used to have the most unfair education funding in the nation, according to a 2015 study from The Education Trust, a nonprofit organization that advocates for students. It found low-income schools received significantly less aid than they would in other […]

217 Today: Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 Today’s headlines: President Joe Biden Thursday praised Governor JB Pritzker’s vaccine mandates for Illinois teachers, healthcare workers and certain state employees during a visit to Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Lawmakers can’t really control the spread of misinformation on Facebook, but, they can try to break up the social media giant, according to University […]