The Fake News Epidemic

Ever since the 2016 election, the fake news epidemic has taken the world by storm. Although Facebook has been aware of their fake news problem for quite sometime, they still fail to rid their site from this false journalism. Fake news is still very prominent on Facebook, and numerous believe it is here to stay. […]

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My mom shared a Russian bot’s meme?

Did she really? That’s the tricky thing: I can’t tell, sometimes. As Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said near the beginning of the Sept. 5, 2018 intelligence hearing regarding Facebook, there’s much ambiguity and obscurity related to content on Facebook that, “changes minds and hardens opinions.” And you can’t immediately tell where some memes, videos, photos, […]

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Going Viral with Mariah Carey

Virality is at once so simple and so complicated; every day, new pieces of content reach astronomical heights on Twitter and other social platforms, but it’s so hard to predict what will catch on with a large audience. For this project, I tried to manufacture virality with perhaps the most polarizing chanteuse the world has […]

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