Can Whistleblowers Work with Media in Trump’s America?

Unamerican. Spy. Traitor. Edward Snowden’s name brings these words to mind for many Americans. The former NSA contractor has become a household name for his role as a global surveillance whistleblower, and reintroduced many Americans to the concept of whistleblowing. While many dispute the legitimacy

The Media Has Fetishized Nudity — Playboy Can Change That

Disclaimer: This article contains graphic language. Playboy, the magazine notorious for innuendo and euphemism, has the opportunity to reinvent the way men see women. With the reintroduction of nudity last week into the Playboy magazine, it can be a leader in creating more body positive

John Oliver’s New “Info Wars”

Comedian John Oliver’s HBO series Last Week Tonight made its comeback this past Sunday, broadcasting for the first time since the election. As expected, the liberal bastion dedicated the show’s main segment to the new administration as opposed to the usual, as Oliver puts it,

Oculus Has Had a Tough 2017— and It’s Only February

Oculus VR, the Kickstarter-funded technology startup now owned by Facebook, has already had a tough 2017— and it’s only February. After appealing the lawsuit, on Feb. 1, Oculus lost a heated copyright case against ZeniMax in a Dallas, Texas court, with damages of $500 million

Is Trump inadvertently helping the media?

President Donald Trump has been attacking the mainstream media, particularly the “failing” New York Times and “fake news” CNN, since the early days of the 2016 election cycle, and those attacks have persisted into his presidency. Ironically, Trump’s vilification of the press has helped boost

Two Alt-Right Subreddits Banned For Policy Violations

The popular discussion board Reddit is the internet’s very own hodge-podge – with subreddits dedicated to everything from once-viral Vine videos to political movements. This past election cycle, Reddit has become a sort of virtual meeting grounds for the alt-right. The alt-right is a white

Can the EU Stop the Spread of Fake News?

The European Commission announced in late January that it will ramp up its efforts to combat fake news by committing more staff resources to its anti-disinformation task force. The initiative, known as the East Stratcom Task Force, was set up in 2015 to fight back