Debunking Death

On February 22, 2022, there was a rumor floating around Instagram and Twitter that the Queen of England had passed away. The rumor started when a gossip blog named Hollywood Unlocked posted this “exclusive” to their Instagram page, claiming that the Queen was dead. It suspiciously did not include any information about her recent COVID-19… Continue reading Debunking Death

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The Joe Rogan Experience

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated political tensions, but it seems that podcaster Joe Rogan has only inflamed the problem. His Spotify podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, has become so popular that people have even started making podcasts about his podcast. Rogan’s podcast has about 11 million listeners per episode, according… Continue reading The Joe Rogan Experience

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Misinformation Reflection

Misinformation has become a powerful force in our society, so it is important to understand the roots of the problem, analyze content for its accuracy and truthfulness, and encourage online safety. One of the main reasons why misinformation succeeds is due to the lack of media literacy skills among the general public. If a person… Continue reading Misinformation Reflection

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Taking Responsibility

The issue of how to tackle misinformation is not a simple black and white issue. It is vital that we acknowledge all of the gray areas included when we approach this topic. There is no simple solution to this problem, but we should all be determined to fight it. First, we need to focus on… Continue reading Taking Responsibility

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Trust Indicators

In the modern media world, it can be difficult to tell whether a news outlet is trustworthy. Thankfully, we can use Trust Indicators to determine whether we can rely on these sources or not. Arizona Mirror I will be focusing on an article written by Gloria Gomez titled “Senate Republicans approve Mississippi-style abortion restrictions” for… Continue reading Trust Indicators

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Claim Analysis

The Claim In the midst of what feels like a never-ending pandemic, it is crucial that we continue to fight COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation, especially within online communities.  The chart below claims that wearing a tightly sealed N95 mask will provide you with 2,500 hours of protection from COVID-19. This image has been circulating throughout… Continue reading Claim Analysis

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Combating Misinformation Online

Social media has caused a massive boom in misinformation, especially in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the recent 2020 election. Due to intense criticism from all areas of the political spectrum, several platforms have found ways to combat the spread of misinformation online.  Twitter Efforts In order to quell misinformation on the… Continue reading Combating Misinformation Online

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