Category: Social Media

  • Integrity in US media

    Integrity in US media

    Carl Sagan once said “The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media”, even going on to say it presented: “a kind of celebration of ignorance”. The problem is that much of what is presented in the mainstream US media today is short, bright […]

  • CIA black sites: offshore interrogation centres and an increasingly aggressive CIA

    CIA black sites: offshore interrogation centres and an increasingly aggressive CIA

    With details of the newly published report by the US Senate coming out, this 4 year investigation is shining light on some of the questionable interrogation techniques and the medical staff involved in the “safe keeping” of the detainees of the US Government. Whilst much of the attention has been focused on the legality and […]

  • The death of 43 missing Mexican students

    The death of 43 missing Mexican students

    On the 26th September this year, 43 student teachers travelled to the town of Iguala, Mexico to raise funds, and disappeared after violent clashes with municipal police. In the six weeks following that day, evidence has been unearthed to prove that police, the mayor, and gang members were all involved in the mass kidnapping. On […]

  • Facebook’s psychological study: an ethical dilemma

    Facebook’s psychological study: an ethical dilemma

    In January 2012 the social media giant Facebook undertook what can only be called a research experiment on 700,000 of its users. The company decided to strategically skew what these users could see when they logged into their personal profiles. Half of these individuals were confronted by content which had been proven to have happy […]