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

The Argument for a Separation of Sports and Politics

After months of seemingly endless political tension in America, football fans looked to the Super Bowl for a break. Fox Broadcasting Company went into its programming with just that in mind. The network aimed to create a sense of unity by taking precautions to avoid

The Week in Multimedia – February 13, 2017

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vox round out our top picks for this week. The New York Times – A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months This environmental piece from The Times is an