The New York Times featured an op-ed by Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School on how to change safe harbor laws to hold social media platforms accountable. "Though it may seem that there is little that platforms and politicians can do to stop the spread of online hatred, a great deal could be accomplished with one simple tweak to the existing Communications Decency Act: revise the safe harbor provisions of the law," he wrote.
U.S. News & World Report featured a story from the USC Center for Health Journalism's Data Fellowship, a part of the USC Annenberg School, on the link between risky behavior and bias-related bullying in California’s more segregated counties. "On average, students who were both bullied for their race, ethnicity or national origin and more likely to have used alcohol, cigarettes or marijuana tended to live in more racially segregated counties than their bullied peers who were less likely to use such substances," they wrote.
Forbes quoted Neeraj Sood of the USC Price School on Louisiana's plan to treat the state's hepatitis C patients.
The Washington Post (via Kaiser Health News) quoted Loren Adler of the USC Schaeffer Center on potentially halting surprise medical billing.
News at a Glance
The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted Winston Crisp's appointment as vice president for student affairs at USC.
Patch referenced a poll from the USC Rossier School in which California voters ranked early childhood spending below other educational priorities.
Los Angeles Times published an op-ed, written by student government presidents at several universities including USC, about the ongoing investigation of the admissions scandal. Additional coverage was found in U.S. News & World Report via Reuters.
Curbed published an article on a revoked agreement in which a historic local residence would be transferred to USC.