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Should Social Media Come with a Warning Label?

We’ve talked about the pros, we’ve talked about the cons, and it seems like social media has some pretty serious drawbacks. If it’s so harmful, should it be all-out banned, Prohibition style? Or at a minimum should social media come with warning labels, like those found on cigarette cartons?

Prince Harry has criticized social media as being “more addictive than alcohol and drugs” (he ought to know, remember his weekend in Las Vegas playing strip billiards), so should it be treated as an addictive substance? Here’s the…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Privacy
  • May 27, 2019

Continuing “Corntroversy”: Comparative Advertising or Cause for Defamation?

Pepperdine Student Brooke GundersenAdvertising has become a dreaded word - just as taboo as He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named in the Harry Potter series or the name Musselman in the Nevada basketball community. The second a person recognizes something as an ad, they tune out. This holds true all year, except for one very special day when the ads are more anticipated than the game itself. Yes, that is right. Super Bowl Sunday is the one day a year when all attention is directed towards the creativity that brands like Doritos, M&M's, and…

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  • Defamation , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • May 24, 2019

The Cons of Social Media

Thumbs Down PictureLast week we talked about some of the pros of social media, and to be perfectly honest, it was pretty difficult to come up with a full blog post of positives. We talk about the negatives of social media so much more often that today’s post practically wrote itself, but we still asked the good people of the internet for their thoughts, so without further ado, we give you the cons of social media.

The first negative of social media is the harmful effects it can…

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  • Influencers | Social Media
  • May 20, 2019

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