July 13, 2018

Reporters rely on credible sources. It’s what makes the fourth estate work. But what happens when the line between credible news and fake news blurs – as it does now?

A recent study by Pew Research Center on News Use Across Social Media Platforms (2017) shows that the n...

February 21, 2017

We’ve all heard a version of this riddle:

A father and his son are in a car accident. The father dies instantly, and the son is taken to the nearest hospital.

The doctor comes in and exclaims "I can't operate on this boy."

"Why not?" the nurse asks."Because he's my son,"...

January 14, 2017

Social media makes it easy to be polarizing. Black or White, Yes or No, Republican or Democrat. Often, there is little room for nuance, context and thoughtful discourse. As the “virtual” iteration of who we are, social media often gives us a one-dimensional look at our...

December 7, 2016

This election season has brought to light a particularly virulent strain of fake news. It’s true that people promoting fake information is as old as time, but the internet has made it easy for anyone to create social media profiles and websites in order to post whateve...

November 1, 2016

We hear this term a lot – especially in the last few months because of the U.S. presidential election. With our country more polarized than ever, many find solace in interacting with like-minded groups or what we like to call them at VISVA, those with Collective Sentim...

April 27, 2016

With over 243 million unique visitors (in a given month), from over 200 countries and millions of user accounts, there could be some truth to their claim, “Reddit The Front Page of the Internet.”

Reddit is full of images, tons of topics, discussions, opinions and just a...

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