Fact-Checks / November 29, 2022 <strong>Social Medias Complex Connection to Crime and Justice</strong>

Social Media has dominated multiple industries over the last two decades. The evolution of social media has been fueled by the human impulse to communicate and by advances in digital technology. It’s about establishing and nurturing personal connections in a way we couldn’t before. However the rise of social media has also had an unanticipated...

Fact-Checks / November 29, 2022 Social Media and Criminal Prosecution

Social Media and Criminal Prosecution by Summer Brown The rise of the Information Age has led to increased output of sensitive content across social media platforms. At times, this content is violent, criminal, illegal, and even dangerous. As the world continues to witness a rise in the spread of this content, law enforcement has begun...

Fact-Checks / November 23, 2022 Did Nigeria Really Ban Models From Ads?

By: Zsana Hoskins News has been circulating around social media about Nigeria banning white models from their advertisements and voice-overs. This has been confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture via Twitter. However, the ban is for all foreign models, not just white models. According to The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, the...

Fact-Checks / November 1, 2022 Tommy Hilfiger’s Racist Remarks on the Oprah Show

By: Jaylen Carr “Polo, [expletive] that Hilfiger” the late, great Chad Butler, also known as a co-star of the legendary Southern rap duo, UGK’s, Pimp C exclaimed in the opening lines of group mate, Bun B’s 2005 single Get Throwed. That iconic line stemmed from a long-standing claim against the Tommy Hilfiger brand’s namesake that...

Fact-Checks / November 1, 2022 Is Instagram’s Precise Location a New Feature That Publicly Shares Users’ Location?

By: Messiah Williams An Instagram post has been circulating the internet claiming that the new Instagram update allows other users to “find your exact location” through this feature called “Precise Location.”  This meme also says that this feature “is being used by individuals to target people to commit crimes including theft, stalking, etc.” This meme...

Fact-Checks / November 1, 2022 Wait, Brooms Can ‘Stand’ Any Day of the Week?

By: JoyLynn Keeton Photo Courtesy of USAtoday.com In February of 2020, people across the world took brooms from their closets and made them ‘stand’ straight up. It was proclaimed via Twitter user @mikaiylaaaaa that NASA said that February 10, 2020, was the only day the brooms could do this. In typical viral etiquette, people began...

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Social Medias Complex Connection to Crime and Justice

Social Media has dominated multiple industries over the last two decades. The evolution of social media has been fueled by the human impulse to communicate and by advances in digital technology. It’s about establishing and nurturing personal connections in a way we couldn’t before. However the rise of social media has also had an unanticipated…

Social Media and Criminal Prosecution
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Social Media and Criminal Prosecution

Social Media and Criminal Prosecution by Summer Brown The rise of the Information Age has led to increased output of sensitive content across social media platforms. At times, this content is violent, criminal, illegal, and even dangerous. As the world continues to witness a rise in the spread of this content, law enforcement has begun…

Did Nigeria Really Ban Models From Ads?
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Did Nigeria Really Ban Models From Ads?

By: Zsana Hoskins News has been circulating around social media about Nigeria banning white models from their advertisements and voice-overs. This has been confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture via Twitter. However, the ban is for all foreign models, not just white models. According to The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, the…

Tommy Hilfiger’s Racist Remarks on the Oprah Show
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Tommy Hilfiger’s Racist Remarks on the Oprah Show

By: Jaylen Carr “Polo, [expletive] that Hilfiger” the late, great Chad Butler, also known as a co-star of the legendary Southern rap duo, UGK’s, Pimp C exclaimed in the opening lines of group mate, Bun B’s 2005 single Get Throwed. That iconic line stemmed from a long-standing claim against the Tommy Hilfiger brand’s namesake that…

Is Instagram’s Precise Location a New Feature That Publicly Shares Users’ Location?
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Is Instagram’s Precise Location a New Feature That Publicly Shares Users’ Location?

By: Messiah Williams An Instagram post has been circulating the internet claiming that the new Instagram update allows other users to “find your exact location” through this feature called “Precise Location.”  This meme also says that this feature “is being used by individuals to target people to commit crimes including theft, stalking, etc.” This meme…

Wait, Brooms Can ‘Stand’ Any Day of the Week?
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Wait, Brooms Can ‘Stand’ Any Day of the Week?

By: JoyLynn Keeton Photo Courtesy of USAtoday.com In February of 2020, people across the world took brooms from their closets and made them ‘stand’ straight up. It was proclaimed via Twitter user @mikaiylaaaaa that NASA said that February 10, 2020, was the only day the brooms could do this. In typical viral etiquette, people began…

UK Based Outlets Remember the late Queen as a “Benevolent collaborator with Africa”
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UK Based Outlets Remember the late Queen as a “Benevolent collaborator with Africa”

By: Trevonae Williams Late Queen Elizabeth Photo Courtesy of britannica.com On Thursday, Sep. 10,  the unthinkable happened – Queen Elizabeth II, the second-longest reigning monarch in history – passed away at Balmoral Castle, aged 96. Despite her age, the long-standing queen’s passing forced the world to stop momentarily, as communities worldwide paused to mourn, or…

Vaccine Are Not Linked to Autism
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Vaccine Are Not Linked to Autism

By: Elijah Kirksey Man receiving a vaccine shot. Photo Courtesy of GWPAF. As the coronavirus has persisted for over 2 years now, vaccines have become more prevalent. While many people are eager to get the jab, others are hesitant. Some of this hesitancy may  stem from misinformation regarding the impact that vaccines have on our…

Fulton County DA, Fani Willis is Just Doing Her Job
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Fulton County DA, Fani Willis is Just Doing Her Job

By: Summer Brown Fani Williams at conference. Photo Courtesy of The Atlanta Journal Constitution Lovers of rap music worldwide are turning to the internet to share their opinions on the recent indictment of the Atlanta rap gang, YSL or Drug Rich Gang. RICO charges are being held against rappers including Gunna, Young Thug, Yak Gotti…

Misinformation and False Statements: COVID-19 and Monkeypox
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Misinformation and False Statements: COVID-19 and Monkeypox

By: Trinity Webster-Bass Coronavirus Visualization: A visualization of SARS COVID-19 which is the recent deadly strain of Coronavirus. Photo Courtesy of UNSPLASH.com  With the rise of social media, fake news, and biased reporting, there has been an increase in misinformation surrounding the spread of viruses. The past three years of our lives have been riddled…

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