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Bringhurst: Fox News Deliberately Spreads Hateful Rhetoric

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer June 2, 2022

  Voicing an opinion on Fox News feels like screaming into an echo chamber. While a majority of Republicans trust the news outlet, Democrats like President Joe Biden regard it as “one of the...

Bringhurst: Do More Research to Prevent the Spread of Russia-Ukraine Misinformation

Bringhurst: Do More Research to Prevent the Spread of Russia-Ukraine Misinformation

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer March 22, 2022

  The war in Ukraine continues to escalate. Unfounded claims and inflammatory videos have flooded the internet, facilitated by both Russian trolls and Westerners looking to go viral. With this...

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Misinformation in the Age of Social Media and COVID-19

By Abhilasha Khatri, News Writer November 23, 2021

  “Fake news," is a term that gets thrown around a lot, and it is often done with a joking undertone. Although “fake news” is not a new concept, as the distortion of news to sell stories...

Cushman: Teach Americans Scientific Literacy

Cushman: Teach Americans Scientific Literacy

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 5, 2021

  Research shows that only 28% of Americans are scientifically literate. Most Americans don’t even have the scientific knowledge to understand the science section of the New York Times. How are...

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Bringhurst: Joe Rogan is Spreading Dangerous COVID-19 Misinformation 

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer September 14, 2021

  A typical day in Joe Rogan’s life starts at the gym, followed by mushroom coffee and supplements such as creatine and Alpha Brain. He sticks to a strict diet founded in “primal” eating. Dude-bros...

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Tips for Spotting Fake News

By Maddy La Turner April 14, 2020

  If you think digital media has brought about the age of fake news, you’re wrong. Did you know Edgar Allan Poe’s literary rival Rufus W. Griswold wrote an obituary full of falsehoods after...

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‘Lifespan of a Fact’ Explores the Dichotomy of Facts and Truth

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor November 2, 2019

Warning: This article contains mild spoilers for "Lifespan of a Fact" In an era of disinformation, alternative facts and fake news, how do we determine what information is trustworthy or accurate? How...

Barber: Journalists are Biased, Thats a Fact

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

By Shaelyn Barber November 26, 2017

The late political climate has been waging a war on the media, attacking news sources as fake or biased. The media has been made out to be something evil, and the American people no longer trust it to...