My Wikipedia Experience

Choosing a Topic and Article When I started brainstorming, I initially began trying to come up with topics that I have extensive knowledge about, such as my hometown. As I was doing this, I found myself struggling to find an article that I was interested in. Eventually, I decided that it would be much easier… Continue reading My Wikipedia Experience

The Benefits of Deep Fakes

When it is not being used to impersonate world leaders during wartime, such as these videos of Ukrainian President Volodoymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin, or to create videos and photos of celebrities in compromising situations, deep fake technology can be beneficial to society.  The definition of beneficial, according to Merriam-Webster, is the act… Continue reading The Benefits of Deep Fakes

The Problem with Deep Fakes

Deep fakes, as explained in this article from The Guardian, use an artificial intelligence tool called deep learning to create content that depicts fake events. By now, you have probably seen deep fakes on the internet, even if you did not know that they were fake. The video below, for example, went viral a few… Continue reading The Problem with Deep Fakes

Digital Footprint

One of the most important aspects of digital literacy that is too rarely talked about is the concept of a digital footprint. Whether you are creating original content or sharing content from other users, you are leaving a digital footprint. As explained in this article from Allstate Identity Protection, a digital footprint “is a record… Continue reading Digital Footprint

The Importance of Media Creation within Media Literacy Education

Media creation is an absolutely vital component of media literacy. According to the National Association for Media Literacy Education, the definition of media literacy includes the ability to create “using all forms of communication.” NAMLE’s core principles of media literacy education include thinking critically “about the messages we receive and create.”  It is important to… Continue reading The Importance of Media Creation within Media Literacy Education

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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