10. Terror Propaganda

If you did not participate in the live class, watch the recorded video and answer all the questions we discussed in the Comment section on this web page.

AGENDA

  1. Review class participation on – Pathwright
  2. Questions about LEAP 3: Reflect on Learning about Propaganda DUE: May 3
  3. DISCUSS:
    1. How are the victims of terrorism depicted in the media?
    2. Is “content moderation” a solution to stop the spread of terrorism? Why or why not?
  4. Preview learning activities for next week
  5. Online office hours: Click here to schedule time

4 Comments

  1. The victims of terrorism are depicted in the media as sort of helpless and I find this interesting because I think most people would feel pretty helpless in that sort of situation, considering it was not their choice to be a part of it or involved in any way. I think that content moderation is probably not the worst solution to stopping the spread of terrorism, since many terrorist groups utilize social media to draw people in.

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  2. 1. I am truly not sure why people would want to watch these terrorism live streams, it is very disturbing to me. However, I understand that in America we have become so accustomed to seeing violence and shootings in TV and movies, so people are desensitized to it. I also agree with the point that violence and tragedy is what makes the news and is what people are interested in, so people will share it.
    2. Victims of terrorism are depicted in the media in different ways depending on the context. It depends on who the victims and who the perpetrators are, and where it occurs. In the Manchester bombing, the young girls are definitely victimized.
    3. Content moderation can be a good thing, or it can be dangerous depending on the context. There are better ways to limit terrorism, but moderating content can help stop the fame terrorists receive after they commit the act of violence. In the case of Facebook eliminating terrorism videos and other disturbing content, I believe it is a good thing.
    4. I do think that my generation is desensitized to violence, and it is because we see it everywhere. We see violence in TV, movies, video games, the news and our communities.

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  3. After watching the live video, many things came to mind. To answer the first question, I do agree with my classmates. How the victims of terrorism are depicted all depends on the context. It depends on who it is, or who did it to them, also where and how. For the second question, I believe that content moderation can be a solution to stop the spread of terrorism, but maybe not a very effective one. I think there are more direct things we can do to stop the spread of terrorism.

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  4. After watching the live class, a few things came into mind. To answer the first question, I agree with what my classmates said. I do believe that the way the victims of terrorism are depicted in the media all depends the specific context. It all depends on who it is, and who it is happening to. For the second question, I believe that content moderation is a solution to stop the spread of terrorism, not a VERY effective one. I feel as if there are more direct resolutions to stop the spread of terrorism.

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