Misinformation Education: Do Contraceptives Cause Abortion?

For my project, I made at TikTok debunking claims that contraception either causes abortion or leads to higher rates of abortion. These claims are verifiably false and can create dangerous misconceptions about reproductive health. I feel very strongly about this topic and felt that it was important to discuss. The audience for this video is… Continue reading Misinformation Education: Do Contraceptives Cause Abortion?

Using the Trust Indicators

With misinformation becoming more present in the media viewers encounter every day, it is important to know which sources to trust and determine whether or not the stories we are reading are informative and accurate. Through using the Trust Indicators, I examined the Arizona Daily Independent and the Scottsdale Independent to see how they measure… Continue reading Using the Trust Indicators

Assessing Instagram and Twitter’s Attempts to Curb Misinformation

As the spread of misinformation continues to overtake the Internet, social media unfortunately serves as a channel for those wishing to spread falsehoods in a quick, efficient manner. While social media platforms do the best they can, misinformation is still difficult to combat and no platform is doing so perfectly. However, even little steps that… Continue reading Assessing Instagram and Twitter’s Attempts to Curb Misinformation

How has misinformation impacted you and people you know?

 As someone who grew up in what seemed to be the dawn of social media, I have witnessed the evolution of Internet regulations and safety guidelines across various platforms. Similarly, I have also watched as the rise of social media has contributed to the rampant spread of misinformation. Growing up, the most common kind of… Continue reading How has misinformation impacted you and people you know?