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Bernie Sanders, Killer Mike, and Lil B
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Letter to the editor: Bernie Sanders’ campaign especially culpable in social media misinformation

In February, Jenna Stanwood argued in her piece, “Social media normalizes misinformation in US presidential primaries,” that users of social media have become swept away with catchy slogans and misleading information, to the detriment of good decision-making, and that this trend is a worrying sign for democracy. All of these points I absolutely agree with—but… Keep Reading

Bernie Sanders

Social media normalizes misinformation in US presidential primaries

“This is a rigged economy, designed by the wealthiest people in this country at the expense of everyone else.” A picture of US Senator Bernie Sanders with these words emblazoned above his head currently has over 14,000 shares on Facebook. The continual stream of such photos from Sanders’ official page are accompanied by thousands of… Keep Reading

Bernie Sanders, Killer Mike, and Lil B
Bernie Sanders

When rappers feel the Bern: The impact Killer Mike and Lil B can have on Bernie Sanders’ campaign

Brandon "Lil B" McCarthey, AKA The Based God is a mysterious figure. His online persona is something that should not have worked: He obviously and aggressively tried to make himself go viral by creating numerous Myspace pages and Twitter accounts. Michael “Killer Mike” Render gained his fame by more conventional means, first garnering recognition as a… Keep Reading

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