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February 28, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Social Media Use in a Volatile Political Climate

February 28, 2020 08:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash
We're in a volatile political climate in the United States and are heading into what will be an interesting election. Whether it’s a twitter storm or fake news, there’s plenty of ammunition for social media fights over political beliefs. And recent research found that general social media use has a negative effect on political knowledge, which may only fuel the fire in upcoming months. [More]

July 5, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

stigma shame

Therapists Publicly Diagnosing President Trump May Be Raising Stigma

July 5, 2018 16:32 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

stigma shame
Thousands of psychologists have banded together against president Trump to diagnose him with a mental illness, and then to use that diagnoses against him to remove him from office. Some argue this is a risky path for the mental health community to be going down and that using the DSM-5 as a means to enact negative action against someone is the very act of stigma itself. [More]

April 9, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

censorship on social networking

Facebook and Zuckerberg Grilled By Lawmakers, Should Social Media fall under the First Amendment?

April 9, 2018 10:29 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

censorship on social networking
Mark Zuckerberg endured a grilling at the capital. In the wake of high profile censorship, some are calling for social media content creators to have first amendment protections. Currently, they censor and throttle ideas for any reason whatsoever. They can do it because they are "private entities". If it acts like a public forum, looks like a public forum, and actually has most of the entire public using it, then why is it not a public forum? At what point will our laws change to protect content creators? [More]