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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