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“Nobody wants to be called a fake,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, who is studying self-presentation on Instagram. “Influencers very much feel they need to present themselves authentically while getting the best image possible.”

“Right away in the first year of life babies are starting to show this social preference – moving towards someone who speaks in a way that’s familiar to them,” says Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development.
 

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology, and Thomas Davidson, graduate student, argue that if Italy's traditional parties want to regain their power, they should start with social media.

Bilateral trade deficits are not a good measure of whether countries are living up to their promises on market access, or whether certain countries are better negotiators of trade agreements, says trade economist, Eswar Prasad.

States’ strict gun laws could mean lower rates of homicides and suicides involving firearms, as well as lower suicide rates overall according to new research co-authored by a team from Weill Cornell Medicine. CBS NewsReuters and Vice also quote Elinore Kaufman, MD, lead author and chief resident of surgery.

Law professor, Stephen Yale-Loehr, says the Supreme Court’s refusal to intervene “throws the DACA program back into Congress’ lap.”

Op-ed by Lawrence Glickman, professor of history, on how boycotts aren’t purely economic, but rather a moral campaign designed to use economic forces to raise political questions.

Rick Geddes, director of Cornell’s program in infrastructure policy comments on how to best fund an overhaul of America’s infrastructure.

Mabel Berezin, a professor of sociology at Cornell University and an expert on populism and fascism in Europe, said that "no matter what, the outcome of the Italian elections will not be good."

Jeremy Wallace, professor of government at Arts and Sciences, writes about the extended term limit for China’s president, which allows Xi Jinping to continue his rule beyond 2023.

Kate Manne, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University and the author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, argues that rather than conceptualizing misogyny from the point of view of the accused, it might be far more productive to think of misogyny instead from the point of view of its targets or victims.

Olivier Elemento, director of the Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, pens this op-ed about a regulatory decision due Wednesday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that “could undermine the care delivered to the more than 1.6 million Americans who are diagnosed with cancer each year.