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The Vermont Cynic

Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

Izzy Siedman

December 7, 2016

Filed under Life

Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled past an factually incorrect article or a misleading post from a friend on Facebook and thought nothing of it. The prevalence of “fake news” and how often it is taken as fact, reveals the influence social media has on informing and grouping the populous. As we’ve made the tr...

Saying goodbye to Vine after four years of memories

Saying goodbye to Vine after four years of memories

November 9, 2016

The video-looping service Vine has been pronounced dead. After a four-year run, Vine was discontinued on Oct. 27, according to its parent compa...

Living your life through the lens of social media

September 22, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I am having more fun that you. Can't you tell from my Snapchat story? I go to brunch and eat crème fraiche. You are not doing that. You are eating eggs alone. Again. I am at bars gallivanting with attractive members of the opposite sex. What are you doing? Watching that show again? That must be fun.....

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