publicsoc, week-14

Our Role in media literacy and “fake news”

19 Apr , 2017  

  The idea of media literacy and fake news is interesting because it opens up an understanding of why fake news as a certain audience that is attracted to it in the first place. Media Literacy is the idea that a reader is able analyze , evaluate and create media and it is a skill… Continue reading →

publicsoc, week-13

Cyberbullying Then and Now

18 Apr , 2017  

Cyberbullying Sociology Timeline

week-13, week-14

Transparency Needed!

17 Apr , 2017  

In “Why Fake Data When You Can Fake a Scientist”, the author discussed his and other’s successful attempts to ‘make up’ a scientist….on paper of course. And they did it! Not just once, but several times. The made up scientists were asked to review several papers, they were even appointed to the editorial boards of … Continue reading Transparency Needed!

publicsoc, week-13

Academia, Fake News and Further Evidence that Capitalism Sucks

12 Apr , 2017  

Perhaps I have got this all wrong or I am just a pessimist at heart these days, but I find it really hard to believe that the Sokal hoax opened the pathway for Trump supporters (and members of his cabinet) to denounce climate change as a silly issue. While it does make sense that those … Continue reading Academia, Fake News and Further Evidence that Capitalism Sucks

publicsoc, week-13

FAKE NEWS and its Dangers!!!

12 Apr , 2017  

Fake news has been an issue since the 90’s with the rise of the internet and its use inside peoples homes. It did not become as infectious however until social media began to take over the internet. Social media is a place that can be used to connect with people you know and also interact… Continue reading →

publicsoc, week-13

Fake News Generator

12 Apr , 2017  

(Disclaimer for outsiders: This is a fake news.)
This news comes in the light of NC successfully passing the house bill that deems the same-sex marriage illegal in April 2017. Now, NC seeks to make all the LGBTQ residents leave the state, making it Gay…

publicsoc, week-13

Fake News

11 Apr , 2017  

Source: Truth to be told, I was waiting for this week’s readings. We have seen the discussion about “Fake News” gaining momentum during 2016 US presidential election. Fake news is literally everywhere. In this digital age, where it’s not very difficult to publish news articles or create websites, fake news has become a widespread […]

publicsoc, week-13

Timeline Lontz

10 Apr , 2017