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Combating Fake News: A Textbook Approach

Combating Fake News: A Textbook Approach

The rise of ‘fake news’ has created a seemingly uncontrollable chain of events: tampering with politics, education, and social media around the world. ‘News’ can be defined as any received noteworthy information. Traditional news media outlets such as CNN, BBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post are broadly expected to report ‘factual’ knowledge. Though bias...
President Trump’s Ambiguity Towards Israel

President Trump’s Ambiguity Towards Israel

The Israel-Palestine conflict has been a consistently central topic in U.S. political campaigns. While Donald Trump may have won the U.S. presidential election pushing a hard pro-Israel agenda, it is unclear what he plans to do in the future and whether he appreciates the complexity and nuances of the issues. With the Republican push to...
The American Dream vs. The American Reality

The American Dream vs. The American Reality

On Friday, 18 November, Vice Presidential Elect Mike Pence attended the popular musical, Hamilton only to receive an unlikely call to action. Being known for his oppressive and conservative social platforms, Pence was welcomed with a symphony of ‘boos’ as he entered the theatre. After the results of the 8th of November presidential election, the...
The Global Significance of the French Elections

The Global Significance of the French Elections

The international community is looking to the next French president to re-establish security and economic prosperity in France. While the United States elections have garnered global scrutiny, little media attention has been paid to the upcoming French elections. The issues of race, prejudice, national security, and terrorism have taken centre stage and the French presidential...
The Politics of the New York Bombing

The Politics of the New York Bombing

On 17 September, 31 innocent people were injured in an attack on 27th Street in Manhattan, New York. A makeshift bomb composed of a pressure cooker and explosive devices was left exposed on a street corner in Chelsea, Manhattan. This bomb proceeded to blow up, creating fear, terror, and chaos amongst the stunned New Yorkers....