Articles by: Josiah Sutton

Josiah Sutton

A reaction to the State of the Union

February 12, 2018 at 11:59 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union began by painting the previous year as a success. The hardships that took place during 2017 like the hurricanes and wildfires were conveyed as evidence of America’s strength. There is a general attitude about politicians that acknowledges that they will obviously alterRead More

Twitter: A platform for hate

December 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Over the course of the last weeks, Twitter has brought updates to users. They have increased the character count of a tweet from the classic 140, to a larger 280. Doubling the characters, in the mind of Twitter’s staff, will enhance users’ experience and allow them to communicate their thoughtsRead More

Josiah Sutton

The echo chamber problem

October 11, 2017 at 11:52 am 0 comments

In mid-September of 2017, ProPublica launched a study attempting to see whether Facebook users could be categorized and targeted for advertisements based solely off of ideological views – particularly, hateful or racist viewpoints. Using Facebook’s algorithms, ProPublica was able to target an ad directly at “Jew Haters,” causing a lotRead More