Mia Olivas

Business Standard: ByteDance’s TikTok asks US court to intervene as Trump order looms

I personally believe that Trump’s Committee on Foreign investment is overstepping in trying to forceTikTok to sell its assets in the United States. There has been no evidence that TikTok has been saving data and giving it to the Chinese government, which is what the Trump administration is claiming. I…

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Boostlikes: Instagram vs Twitter

Overall, I believe social media did the best it could to handle misinformation about the election. Twitter certainly made significant effort to censor false information. At one point yesterday I checked Trump’s Twitter, and most of the tweets on his page were blocked out for being misleading. It is important for people to identify when the information they are receiving is false, especially when that information is coming from sources that should be trusted. I also thought that Instagram had done an adequate job managing election misinformation. Instagram is putting a banner on any posts concerning the election with links to official and accurate information. I would give both Instagram and Twitter a B. I think they did well, all things considered, but there should have been a better system to monitor misinformation.

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A pitch that particularly stuck out to me was Matt’s story about pit bulls. I have known several pit bulls in my life that were just as gentle and sweet as any other dogs I have ever met. An angle I think could be beneficial to this story is to…

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The story of the Tofte family is absolutely heartbreaking. It is the kind of tragedy that is devastating in the fact that it never should have happened. Wyatt Tofte had so much ahead of him. He deserved to live a long and happy life. I cannot even begin to imagine…

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