Why We Should Blame the Media for Trump

this face is soon to be the face of the country. thanks, cnn
A portrait of President-Elect Trump. Posted to Wikimedia Commons by Michael Vadon

The results of the recent presidential election have left a lot of Americans- and indeed, people across the globe- completely befuddled. Many people from both sides of the aisle scoffed when Donald J. Trump first announced his candidacy- and now here we are, trying not to grimace when we hear the phrase President-Elect Trump.

Since the election, Trump’s opponents and critics have been asking: who’s to blame for Trump’s rise to power? A lot of fingers have been pointed. Some at Hilary Clinton for being a less-than-desirable alternative, some at third-party candidates who divided Trump’s opposition, and some at the voters themselves.

All of these may well have been factors, but perhaps the most important factor is the role that the media played in Trump’s campaign.

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Yes, Virtual Experiences Can be Traumatizing

two users interact in Second Life
Two users interact in online game Second Life. Posted to Wikimedia Commons by JWSchmidt.

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and contains content which may be disturbing to some readers. Please exercise caution.

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The Human Cost of the Ashley Madison Hack

The Toronto Police held this press conference regarding the Ashley Madison Hacks.

In 2015, hackers calling themselves the Impact Team made good on their threat to leak user information from AshleyMadison.com, a website where people seek out affairs. The hackers leaked account details and information of the users, which revealed the identities of many users.

The Impact Team may have targeted the site because of the moral implications behind it or because of some of the parent company’s questionable business practices.

However, it was the users- not the company- who paid the human cost of the hack.

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