Where politics is personal not partisan

Berlin Courts Deny Parents A Sliver of Peace

June 9, 2017 1

Parental rights issues are being redefined in the social media landscape. Should parents have access to their deceased child’s online accounts? I recently came across this headline while browsing my news feed and knew that I had to sort out […]

How Technology Affects Our Political Beliefs

May 24, 2017 0

As technological advances continually change our media and political landscape, how we use and respond to the rapid updates and upgrades is also evolving. It’s no secret that technology affects our political beliefs. As technology evolves, so does the way we […]

Evaluating The News Literacy Project: A Series

April 22, 2017 1

Facebook and news organizations are banding together to fight ‘fake news’ with a new curriculum for schools.  Can we trust them to teach students what news is? ‘Fake News’ has been the hot topic for quite a few months, particularly […]

#OpenStockholm – At Their Best in the Midst of the Worst

April 12, 2017 0

A driver plowed his truck into pedestrians in Stockholm, causing authorities to shut down public transportation.  How residents responded is barely reported. This past Friday, four people were killed and over a dozen wounded when a driver plowed through pedestrians […]

Global Companies Pulling Ads from You Tube

March 31, 2017 0

Companies such as AT&T, Verizon, and Toyota are pulling advertising from Google and You Tube, after fears their ads appeared next to racist or extreme content. An advertising boycott that began with companies in the UK early this year has […]

Social Media Rumors and the Media – A Toxic Combination

January 16, 2017 0

Thanks to social media rumors, The Washington Post’s Doris Truong has learned first-hand what the Sandy Hook shooter’s brother faced because of the media. “Don’t run with that name! It’s wrong!” “How do you know?” was the repeated reply. “I […]

How False News and Social Media Sway Our Minds

December 20, 2016 0

The calls for action against fake news are still all around. What if the real solution lies with readers, not anyone else? This past election gave way to intense and arduous “debates” on social media between Americans standing on either […]

Facebook Getting Help to Fight Fake News

December 16, 2016 0

Whether you consider it hype or a real problem, the fake news that tends to turn up on Facebook is something that the social media corporation is taking seriously. The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania points […]

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