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Misleading headline: “During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic. Some no longer view science that way”

Misleading headline: “During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic. Some no longer view science that way”

Misleading headline: During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic. Some no longer view science that way The influenza vaccine was not available to the general public until after the end of World War II. The early vaccines were given to military service members during WW II. Reminder: Get vaccinated for Covid-19 and influenza, this fall, if you can and have not yet done so.

Trust in Media drops to 36% of those surveyed

Trust in Media drops to 36% of those surveyed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year’s reading the second lowest in Gallup’s trend. Source: Americans’ Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record

“Something Weird Is Happening on Facebook”

“Something Weird Is Happening on Facebook”

I have a post appearing in my news feed right now, asking: “You have 30 minutes to spend $10,000 in one store. Where are you going?” Or, “What was your first car?” On the surface, these are boring questions, yet FB indicates it has had 1.8 million comments added. Why are these posts occurring and who is behind them? Someone appears to be pouring enormous energy and effort into a data collection project aimed at building personality profiles from social…

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The media’s “missing white women syndrome” problem

The media’s “missing white women syndrome” problem

Academic research confirms the media’s obsession with “missing white women” (specifically, young, blonde, blue eyed women). When someone goes missing, coverage is extreme for missing young white women, drops significantly for missing women of color, and is almost non-existent for men, with coverage of missing white men receiving the least amount of press.