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Friday February 19th, 2021 evening edition

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These findings point to the reasons why most anti-bullying programs don’t work and suggest possible strategies for the future.

The paper was published recently in the American Journal of Sociology.

Co-authors are sociologists Diane Felmlee at Pennsylvania State University and Cassie McMillan at Northeastern University.

This paper is the first known to show that those rivals are often their own friends.

The study focuses, instead, on a broader definition of peer aggression — theorizing that aggression can actually improve the social status of the aggressor.

“The tragedy of Megan Meier highlights more than the limitations of the criminal justice system in addressing complex, often subtle, social problems like bullying,” researchers said.

This work was supported by Pennsylvania State University and the National Science Foundation under an IGERT award DGE-1144860, Big Data Social Science. »

US makes official return to Paris climate pact

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The US is back in the Paris climate accord, just 107 days after it left.

While Friday’s return is heavily symbolic, world leaders say they expect the US to prove its seriousness after four years of being mostly absent.

The US return to the Paris agreement became official on Friday, almost a month after Joe Biden told the UN that the US intended to rejoin. »

Canada vows to be next country to go after Facebook to pay for news

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020.

Facebook blocked all Australian news content on its service over proposed legislation requiring it and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay fees to Australian publishers for news links.

Kevin Chan, head of public policy for Facebook in Canada, said there were “other options to support news in Canada that will more fairly benefit publishers of all sizes”. »