Attached above is my final project. I chose to use Twine in order to explain how can we use digital technology in order to combat false information that is being passed from one person to the other. Digital media has allowed us to share information across the world, like wildfire. There are many pros to this, but there are always cons to such great advances in technology. There is no way to avoid avoid false information, other than to fact check yourself or to use digital technology. This related to the class modules and readings because possible preventions could be used within the internet. By creating security systems, algorithms, or apps, they can individually target nodes and connections that the internet supports; thus creating a centralized governance in which the reading states there isn’t one. Other than narrowing down to each interconnection and node, we could also broaden the spectrum and modify or inspect applications or other forms of social media. In this twine story, I specifically discuss news stations, social media, as well as people, friends, or strangers through the digital world. News stations are not always the most reliable source because the certain tv station could be biased. Although there is no way of telling due to it being live, digital technology wouldn’t be able to verify this information until it is already published to websites and such. Social media on the other hand is an open space for people to discuss their own feelings and forms of communication. This isn’t the most ideal form of verifiable news because people are just as biased, if not, then more so. These are not intended to obtain fully correct forms of information due to its original intent and such. Using digital technology to communicate to people as friends, family, and strangers is a better way of obtaining false information. The reason for this is people have no obligation or any sort of rules that need to be followed as news stations or certain websites. As mentioned before, digital technology could be able to use algorithms to inspect repeated terms or common sentences that form the false information being sent. Digital technology has many uses for various of reasons, bots are created through the internet and technology to destroy or cause mass hysteria through out the world. This causes more separation between people than the space we all have between us. Through the used of digital technology, I hope we can be able to clear or rid of majority of the incorrect information being passed through.
Luers, Will. “5.0 Social Media.” Digital Technology and Culture 101. Digital Publishing Initiative. 2019. https://dtc-wsuv.org/cmdc/nouspace-pub/dtc101/internet.html#toc-2
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