Good art should make viewers feel uncomfortable.
Facebook’s Senseless Appeasement
Around the time I became Social Media Editor of The Michigan Review, a social media pioneer was taking the witness stand in Congress: Mark Zuckerberg, a self-made man who created Facebook in his college dorm. Facebook was under fire for allowing Cambridge Analytica to nab users’ data via a set of quizzes. These quizzes allowed […]
Should Social Media Companies Care About “Civility”?
As civilization has progressed, different social and technological innovations have given humanity new modes of thought to occupy and explore. A clear example of this is the internet. The internet has given humanity the ability to obtain information for just about any topic, in a matter of seconds. Environments that serve purposes other than accumulating […]
With Blockchain, We are Headed to a Future of Decentralization
In a world of Facebook exploiting users’ data, Xi Jinping censoring WeChat, and Russia blocking the use of Telegram, the time has come for a viable solution to the data ownership crisis. In this increasingly globalized and hyperconnected age, we have incredible tools with which to conduct business, communicate with loved ones, and disseminate information. […]
Next Time, Leave the Posters on the Wall
While condemning racism and discrimination ought to be the steadfast position of any university administration, the phrasing used by University administrators suggests administrative approval for removal of posters and other signs that students dislike or find offensive. Even such tacit approval of censorship is contrary to the very idea of freedom of speech. On Monday, […]
Intolerance is Alive and Well on Campus
This trend of targeted vandalism against conservative and libertarian student organizations is a testament to a disturbing change in political discourse on campus.
Lauren Southern and Cathy Young: Is Hate Speech Free Speech?
Moving forward into the future, remember to keep an eye on both the veteran and the rising star, for both promise great things in the times to come as centers for political dialog on free speech. Americans have always ardently defended the right […]