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Friday, October 15, 2021

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NEWS  |  FEATURES

FOLLOWING UP: Checking in on anti-racism initiatives in Gainesville

A year ago, the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement reverberated around the world. Petitions, social media campaigns and demonstrations called for attention to racial equality within local law enforcement and university campuses. Now, The Alligator is checking in on how much progress has been made in Gainesville.

Graphic by Alex Brown
NEWS  |  CAMPUS

UF students create app to combat misinformation

Seeking to counter the spread of misinformation on social media, a group of nine UF students developed an app called String News. The founding team envisioned the app as a platform for users to view free, reliable news stories without distractions, such as misleading infographics and memes easily found on social media.

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