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  • INTERNET SECTORS IN ANALYZATION

    Protected speech faces challenges from private internet companies, government entities, civil society, and the media, all playing a crucial role in shaping the landscape of free speech today. In the form of Social media, private internet companies provide methods for people to express their opinions and share information. These platforms can empower marginalized voices, such…

  • The internet age changes EVERYTHING

    The digital age has completely revamped the way people view and enforce issues related to the First Amendment. The Internet has had a profound impact on freedom of expression, introducing both opportunities and challenges. It has, in various manners, changed the way people in America express themselves, access information, and interact with one another.   First…

  • Recent trends of expression stifling

    Freedom of expression is an ideology in America that has been challenged in America ever since it was introduced in ancient history. There is no way around it; freedom of expression has always been something that is controversial.  However, recently, US lawmakers have had some success narrowing down niche elements of freedom of speech and…

  • PROTECTING THE PRESS

    I whole-heartedly believe that freedom of the press in America is something that should be conserved and protected. Although the lines can be blurred in terms of which instances it should be used as a shield, I think there are a few instances that paint a clear picture of how critical First Amendment rights are. …

  • FREE EXPRESSION: BLOG #1

    The value of free expression in society knows no bounds in 2023. In my opinion, the most essential tool to possess within society is the ability to think and speak as freely as possible without fear of censorship. But free expression to me is interesting because there isn’t a clear-cut portrait that paints the picture…

  • Debunking mRNA altering DNA rumors

    This public service announcement intends to reach anyone who is a habitual social media user – since anyone who is on social media or is close with someone who is could encounter the rumor circulating saying the COVID-19 vaccine changes your DNA. Because my wife and mother are both nurses, I have been around the…

  • Using the trust indicators

    The Arizona Republic has created an atmosphere thrusting itself into the center of the media landscape in Arizona as a whole. After completion of analysis using the eight trust indicators, here are the ones that exist in The Republic Containing 7/8 of the trust indicators, the Arizona Republic all of the trust indicators are in…

  • Assessing current platforms’ attempts to curb misinformation

    Forbes wrote a story in 2020 that crowned Facebook as the social media site where misinformation spreads the fastest. At this stage of the game, we have all more than likely encountered a piece of misinformation — maybe via screenshot — that spread like wildfire with Facebook as its host. Facebook has historically been a burning…

  • Analyzing a social media claim

    While winding down from a long day of reporting, I encountered a tweet on Twitter that I found dangerously harmful and potentially hurtful to the person the tweet was toward. The tweet read, “Fallon Fox, a transgender MMA fighter, has now broken two female opponents’ skulls. A man beating on women and named “Bravest athlete”…

  • Evaluating misinformation education tools

    I play video games often when I have free time outside of my school and journalism duties. However, I have never imagined a game that centers around misinformation. The Bad News misinformation game was fun and highly educational, allowing you to interact in real-time, making decisions about creating misinformation in a social media environment. It…

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