Protests Tag

Fake news

These days, fake news has cracked open the trust that one places in a society or a community. It is inevitable to completely take out the roots of the spread of misinformation. In times of social media and internet facilities, people are easily ‘catfished’ and driven by the spread of fake news, rumour, gossips, etc. The surge of fake news is higher in case of...

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riots

Gordana Rabrenovic, an associate professor of Sociology and Education at Northeastern University, and the associate director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, discussed about the riots that erupted in London and throughout England earlier exposing a broad discontent among Britain’s disadvantaged youth. She raised her strong opinions on what caused the riots and why the young people in Britain turned to violence.   The reports...

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protests

Donald J. Trump wasn’t the favourite choice as the president of the United States of America, as the crowds gathered across the nation in Election Day, to protest the election of Donald J. Trump. These weren’t the only sociopolitical movements we’ve seen in recent years, nor are they without historical precedent. Sarah J. Jackson, an assistant professor of Communication Studies and an expert in the...

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Sometimes the tiniest sparks can light the biggest fires. At least, that is the case in Chile where a 4 per cent fare hike in metro caused frustration that ignited mass protests on October 18. In Brazil, 2013, 20 percent bus fare increase caused unrest. In Hong Kong, it has been more than 100 days of protests being carried out against an unpopular bill. The causes of...

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Puerto Rico is a beautiful Caribbean island, an unincorporated US territory, with an eye-catching scenery of mountains, waterfalls, and the El Yunque tropical rainforest.  However, the government there has been facing backlash for quite some time now. It has come to the point that hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Puerto Rico to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. His profane private...

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