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FOMO Is The Reason We Move Forward

Jessica Rubio, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2017 Media Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: FOMO. How often do you experience FOMO (fear of missing out)? How has it impacted your life?

The rise of social media has caused me to experience fear of missing out every time I unlock my phone. I guess it comes with the competitive nature of humanity as well as our urge to document every time we go to In N Out, go on a hike…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 14, 2017

Hackers Gain Control of the Lincoln Memorial

Gracelyn Sweeny, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: What is fake news? How have you experienced it? Should it be stopped? Can it be stopped?

The term “fake news” is subjective. From my perspective, fake news is anything that I see on a news satire page, or news about any of the Kardashians or Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rampage. Fake news is anything that I deem un-newsworthy and, generally, useless information. Some fake…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 07, 2017

Fake News?

Rosie Frank, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: What is fake news? How have you experienced it? Should it be stopped? Can it be stopped?

Does fake news really exist?! Now, more so than ever, fake news does in fact exist in our day and age. Fake news can be characterized as deliberately publishing information in the form of news, propaganda, and so forth to mislead its audience, gain profit, and/or social media…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 31, 2017

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