Social Media
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...
Trump’s Twitter Diplomacy and American Soft Power

Trump’s Twitter Diplomacy and American Soft Power

Trump’s ascension to the presidency has raised many questions about his impact on the United States, both domestically and concerning the country’s international standing. A great deal of mystery surrounds the new president of this incredibly powerful state, and the world waits to see what his leadership will mean. In the field of International Relations,...
The Selfie Seen Round the World: Social Media and its Pervasive Role in Politics

The Selfie Seen Round the World: Social Media and its Pervasive Role in Politics

Syrian refugee Anas Modamani—who posed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a 2015 photograph that went viral— has recently filed for an injunction that would obligate Facebook to remove any content connecting him to terrorism. His doing so raises interesting questions about the role of technology in politics and the responsibility of the media. The...