Senate Commerce Committee Announces Hearing To Examine Extremist Propaganda on Social Media Platforms

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough?” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The hearing will examine the steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet.

Witnesses:

  • Ms. Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook
  • Ms. Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, YouTube
  • Mr. Carlos Monje, Director, Public Policy and Philanthropy, Twitter

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

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LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni

Access Nexis Uni: http://ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/login?url=https://www.nexisuni.com

Nexis Uni webinar registration (free online training):  Webinar registration page

Nexis Uni support page:  www.lexisnexis.com/nexisunisupport

The LexisNexis Academic link will be removed from the databases list on January 2. Nexis Uni is the interface that is replacing it. The content is the same.

NEW! ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune; LA Times; WaPo

NOW Available!!!

In addition to the NYT (1851-2013) and the WSJ (1889-2000) (which we’ve subscribed for years) Ithaca College Library now has access to the following ProQuest historical newspapers:

  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1993)
  • Los Angeles Times (1881-1993)
  • The Washington Post (1877-2000)

Check it out by signing in with Netpass and viewing the checked databases on the ProQuest list of databases (click the + next to ProQuest Historical Newspapers to see the full list): https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu/databases/advanced?accountid=11644

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Congratulations to the ninth president of Ithaca College, Shirley M. Collado #ICInauguration

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This week is Open Access Week

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This week is Open Access Weekhttp://www.openaccessweek.org/

Celebrate by exploring one of the following library guides:

Associated Press Stylebook & briefing on media law

We’ve had numerous questions asking for the 2017 AP Stylebook (Associated Press).  The library has it on standing order; this means we automatically are billed and shipped the new edition.  Due to the change in our library system, there are delays in processing books; I have inquired after the status of the 2017 edition.   Currently we have the 2016 edition in Reference.   We place the older edition in stacks (PN4783 .A83) when the new edition arrives.  Thank you for your patience.

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Library News: New ProQuest databases added

The following ProQuest databases are now available through the library website’s Databases page:

  • Biology Database
  • Computing Database
  • Family Health Database
  • Religion Database
  • Science Database
  • US Newsstream

US Newsstream contains the Ithaca Journal.  Here is a direct link to the Ithaca Journal: https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.ithaca.edu/usnews/publication/publications_45737?accountid=11644