BBC Criticism of Coca-Cola Criticism of Coca-Cola has arisen from various groups, concerning a variety of issues, including health effects, environmental issues, and business practices. The Coca-Cola Company, its subsidiaries and products have been subject to sustained criticism by both consumer groups and watchdogs, particularly since the early 2000s. Allegations against the company are varied, including possible health effects of Coca-Cola products,a poor environmental record,perception of the companies' engagement in monopolistic business practices,questionable labour practices (including allegations of involvement with paramilitary organisations in suppression of trade unions),questionable marketing strategies, andaccusation of violations of intellectual property rights. Perception of the company as behaving unethically has led to the formation of pressure groups such as "Killer Coke", product boycotts, and lawsuits. Health effects Acidity and tooth decay High fructose corn syrup Water use
Mediaite.com | News & Opinion | Media: TV, Print, Online, Jobs, Ranking Google Reader News article: Twitter accounts really are echo chambers, study finds When it comes to politics and the internet, birds of a feather really do flock together, according to research confirming the existence of online echo chambers among the most politically engaged Twitter users. A study of 2,000 Twitter users who publicly identified as either Labour, Tory, Ukip or SNP supporters has found they are far more likely to interact with others from the same party and to share articles from publications that match their views. Ukip supporters are also far more engaged with “alternative” media outlets, including Breitbart and Infowars, two US-based sites identified with the alt-right that have been regularly accused of publishing misleading or false stories. The research was carried out by the thinktank Demos, which looked at the tweets sent between May and August last year by 2,000 people who have publicly stated their political allegiance on their profiles and who had at some point addressed a member of parliament in their tweets.
Campaign to Stop Killer Coke | Tell Coca-Cola to STOP the VIOLENCE! Global Research Blog post: Twitter is the New Bus In November, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) released the executive summary of a study they had worked on for the past eighteen months. I've included the results in a few presentations lately and it keeps reminding me of a lesson I co-taught with a student teacher from my school back in 2012. Here are a few of the slides I use to reference the SHEG study in my presentations. The SHEG instrument included a task that required college students to analyze a Tweet that featured the results of a public opinion survey about gun control. In their analysis of student responses, SHEG said: Only a few students noted that the Tweet was based on a poll conducted by a professional polling firm and explained why this would make the Tweet a stronger source of information. So because of the this study and the current frenzy to tech teachers how to help students recognize fake news, this really old lesson keeps coming up in conversation. We began the lesson with a mini lecture. Matthew C.
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Article: Why Most Countries Like Partisan Media Media has always been partisan but when it was only partisan one way, that was the norm. It was considered objective and impartial. In the US, there were social conservative Democrats who believed in national defense and liberal Republicans who supported labor. Eventually that was going to change and it did. Countries that don't have partisan media have something worse - media that is all the same. A survey of people in the United States and Israel asked how often they viewed liberal and conservative news outlets and how often they viewed mainstream, relatively neutral news sites. The U.S. data came from a survey of more than 600 citizens taken in the fall of 2012, before the presidential election. "It means that getting your news from two partisan outlets on opposite sides of an issue is not the same as getting your news from one relatively neutral news outlet that tries to present both sides," believes R. Preserving it? Garrett said he thinks he knows why.
The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers. Definition: Fake news Hoax or deliberate spread of misinformation Fake news (also known as junk news, pseudo-news, or hoax news) is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media (print and broadcast) or online social media. The false information is often caused by reporters paying sources for stories, an unethical practice called checkbook journalism. Digital news has brought back and increased the usage of fake news, or yellow journalism. The news is then often reverberated as misinformation in social media but occasionally finds its way to the mainstream media as well. Fake news is written and published usually with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase readership. The relevance of fake news has increased in post-truth politics. Definition Types
Hjerneforskningen er kun lige begyndt Giver det mening at stille kriminelle til ansvar for deres handlinger, når nu hjerneforskningen har vist, at vi ikke har fri vilje? Dette spørgsmål stiller Nikolaj Theil i kommentaren ’Amagermanden hinsides skyld’, bragt i Information d. 23.11. Årsagerne til kriminelle handlinger har oprindelse i hjernen og er ikke et udtryk for ’jegets’ frie vilje. Det giver derfor ikke mening at snakke om skyld og straf. Dette gælder ikke kun kriminelle, men alle mennesker og alle handlinger. Det er vores hjerner, som styrer rattet, og ’Vi’ er kun med som passagerer på bagsædet, lyder argumentet. Men her er en fundamental fejl: Selv om hjernen beskrives som årsag til alle handlinger, glemmer forfatteren at fortælle, hvad der menes med ’Jeget’. Denne idé spores tilbage til de antikke filosoffer, men er især forbundet med den franske filosof René Descartes. Har vi fri vilje? Hvad mener vi, når vi taler om at have fri vilje? Hjerneforskningen har ikke modbevist, at vi er ansvarlige for vores handlinger.