Tag: social media

The Search for Truth in the Age of Social Media

It’s what the chattering classes have been chattering about since election day—the wave of fake news that rolled through America’s political discourse in the 2016 presidential campaign via social media, swamping voters with false reports ranging from the pope endorsing Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton helping run a child sex ring at a Washington pizzeria…. Read More

Fighting Extremist Social Media with Social Media

For many troubled young people, the path to extremist groups like ISIS starts with the click of a mouse—a phenomenon that one BU class is trying to counter with its online campaign, SAVE: Standing against Violent Extremists. The campaign, created by the New Media and Public Relations class of Stephen Quigley, a College of Communication… Read More

Jacob Groshek Talks Science on Social Media

Internet commentators love to shout their opinions, but new research shows that the loudest might not know what they’re talking about. Jacob Groshek, a Boston University College of Communication (COM) assistant professor of emerging media studies, researches online communication and social media. In a June 2016 essay in The Conversation, Groshek wrote about how online… Read More

Study: Social media helps perpetuate misinformation about antimicrobial resistance

People who are active in posting and sharing information on social media can perpetuate misinformation about antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to a team of researchers from the Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University. The study also suggested that this distribution of misinformation may indirectly lead to the misuse of antibiotics. Dr. Jacob Groshek,… Read More

BU students cover New Hampshire Primary

BU News Service, a product of the Journalism Department, traveled to New Hampshire Monday to cover the 2016 Presidential primary. The team of students published stories, videos and photo galleries from the event, offering live coverage to those back in Boston and beyond. They kept social media audiences in the loop with to-the-minute tweets, Facebook… Read More

Kathleen Slocum ’11, Liberty Mutual

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? While completing my Masters at COM, I joined Liberty Mutual Insurance on the Internal Communications team supporting their Commercial Insurance line. After a year and a half on the Internal Communications team, I transitioned to the company’s Public and Media Relations team, where I have been… Read More

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