True vs False

True

Article: Nothing seemed to treat their depression. Then they tried ketamine.

Investigate the Source:

The Washington Post is one of the most famous media sources in our country. They have certified authors who write their stories, and all of their research can be traced. I looked back on their articles to see the legitimacy of them. The are often a used source in sub-articles also.

Find Trusted Coverage & trace claims:

They have quotes and direct links to major organizations like the FDA and National Center on Health. The article cites its sources and mentions dates, everyone involved, and the history of the research.

False

Article: Trojan Name New Ultra-Thin Skin Condom after Donald Trump

Investigate the Source:

The Nation Report wrote this article. Known for being often fake news, weighing left on the political side. In the footing of the header, it says “America’s Shittiest Independence News Source”. I found on many different source checking sites that this one in particular, could not be trusted.

Find Trusted Coverage & trace claims:

There is no source from Trojan itself talking about this “release” of condoms. No original story or any sources that can be cited.

Who is the Internet For?

Simple, anyone who wants to use it!

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Mt. Elbert in Colorado, USA.

Openness

Why?

The Internet is a world of almost infinite knowledge, with most of it being incredibly useful to our society. It should always be available to anyone who wants to access it. Our world today is growing more technology dependent by the second, it is almost necessary to live.

How?

By making sure that our right to the internet is never stripped from us. This can be done by continuing our use of the internet and proving its worth being open to us all. Also, keeping up on current mandates and protesting any boundaries being set up.

Accessibility

Why?

It is most optimal to be able to access the internet wherever you are in the world. This is the exact reason we have wifi and such massive coverage all over. The internet can be useful at anytime, so making sure you can get to it anytime, is major.

How?

By continuing to up speeds across the globe and creating different forms of technology that can access the internet. This being for anyone who needs it, a simple smart phone can access the internet as much as this laptop can. While being much easier to transport.

Other Information

Here is an article on how important internet openness and access were during COVID-19.

Joel Whitmore

Hi Everyone!

I am Joel, a Junior here at UMW. I am a Communications and Digital Studies Major and have lived in Fredericksburg my whole life. I am currently a Personal Trainer at American Family Fitness and have been doing that for about over a year. My hobbies include powerlifitng, playing video games, and taking long drives. I hope everyone has a wonderful semester!

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