Fake News: Is Social Media to Blame?

The prevalence of so-called “fake news McCarthyism” and unsubstantiated accusations targeted at the mainstream media has expanded as a result of the growing number of people who receive the majority of their news from social media. In the exponential world of big data, particularly evident in Google Ad algorithms, market manipulators have gained the ability […]

He Will Not Divide Us: A Case Study

The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has been met with an outpouring of frustration. Large protests and demonstrations took place across the country following the presidential inauguration. Notably, 3.4 million took part in a Women’s March, including an estimated 11,000 person crowd in Ann Arbor this past weekend. More symbolic protests took place as […]

Weekend of Intense Protest in D.C.

One of the largest protests in American history occurred just one day following President Trump’s inauguration. Activists gathered across the nation in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and Ann Arbor to protest  Donald Trump’s purported political positions.  These, among others, include cutting public funding for organizations that perform abortions like Planned Parenthood, […]