What was your prior interest and knowledge of the topic explored in your casebook? Were you genuinely interested in the topic when you selected the casebook, or did you choose the “least boring” option? Were you familiar with the topic beforehand, or was everything new?

English 101 JAN BWinter 2022Final Exam: Research ReflectionDuring this term, you have explored multiple sides of an issue through reading/viewing/listening to the materials in your casebook. You have also had the opportunity to think critically about and explore these ideas through writing, both in the discussion forums and group assignments, and in Essay 1 and Essay 2. The final writing assignment for this course is a reflection on what you have learned about the issue, what more you might want/need to learn about this issue, and what you would suggest future students should learn about this issue.In the last week of the course, you will collaborate with your group members to create a revised casebook for your issue (see the tutorial and assignment in the January 18 daily folder). Using this revised casebook as a reference for your reflection, respond to the following points:1. What was your prior interest and knowledge of the topic explored in your casebook? Were you genuinely interested in the topic when you selected the casebook, or did you choose the “least boring” option? Were you familiar with the topic beforehand, or was everything new?2. How did your interest in the topic change as you worked through the casebook’s core readings? Why?3. What—for you—are the most important things that you learned about the issue explored in your casebook? Why are they important?4. What else (if anything) would you like to know about your topic? This might include background information, parallel examples, etc. Why?5. Reflecting on the casebook revision, what materials did you decide to add to the revised casebook? Why?6. Are there materials that you would NOT include in a revised casebook (even if one of your group members chose to include them)? Why?Your reflection does not need to take the form of a unified essay, but you should respond in complete and well-organized paragraphs, make relevant, specific references to the texts, incorporate in-text citations in MLA format, and use effective sentence structure.The final exam is due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 24. Final grades for the course are due from me to the Registrar quickly after the end of the term; the timely submission of is especially important for students planning to take English 102. Therefore, late submissions cannot be accepted. If the case of a significant extenuating circumstance, please reach out to me before the exam is due to discuss receiving an Inc. grade in English 101. The final exam is worth 15% of your course grade.The English Department has adopted these criteria for evaluating the final exams in English 101.· Has a clear focus/main idea that addresses the prompt· Demonstrates understanding of relevant materials· Uses references or quotations from sources· Demonstrates structure and organization· Demonstrates effective language, grammar, mechanics
CASEBOOK READINGS:Core ReadingsSchroeder, Jared. “Yes, It’s Time to Act against Facebook–Just Don’t Put the Government in Charge.” USA Today, 6 Oct. 2021,www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/10/06/facebook-government-whistleblower-misinformation-mark-zuckerberg/6026798001/.Coldewey, Devin. “Who Regulates Social Media?” TechCrunch, 19 Oct. 2020,techcrunch.com/2020/10/19/who-regulates-social-media/.Donovan, Joan. “Trolling for Truth on Social Media.” Scientific American, 20 Oct. 2020,www.scientificamerican.com/article/trolling-for-truth-on-social-media/.Mason, Paul. “It Is Time to Regulate Twitter and Other Social Media Platforms as Publishers.” The New Statesman, UK Edition, 2 Dec. 2021,www.newstatesman.com/internet-social-media/2021/12/it-is-time-to-regulate-twitter-and-other-social-media-platforms-as-publishers.Cervone, Eric. “What Is the Future of Social Media Regulation?” The Regulatory Review, 12 July 2021, www.theregreview.org/2021/07/12/cervone-future-social-media-regulation/.Cusumano, Michael A., Annabelle Gawer, and David B. Yoffie. “Social Media Companies Should Self-Regulate. Now.” Harvard Business Review, 15 Jan. 2021,hbr.org/2021/01/social-media-companies-should-self-regulate-now.Menczer, Filippo, and Thomas Hills. “Information Overload Helps Fake News Spread, and Social Media Knows It.” Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2020,www.scientificamerican.com/article/information-overload-helps-fake-news-spread-and-social-media-knows-it/.Brown, Sara. “MIT Sloan Research about Social Media, Misinformation, and Elections.” MIT Management Sloan School, 5 Oct. 2020,https://mitsloan.mit.edu/ideas-made-to-matter/mit-sloan-research-about-social-media-misinformation-and-elections.
_________Casebook revision slide sources:Lovari, Alessandro. “Spreading (Dis)Trust: Covid-19 Misinformation and Government Intervention in Italy.” Media and Communication, vol. 8,No. 2, Cogitatio Press, 2020, pp. 458-61, https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i2.3219.This article discusses the problem of social media platforms being used for adverse purposes when put in the hands of the wrong entities. Specifically making connections between the spread of false information due to social media, and the effect misinformation has on the Covid-19 pandemic. This article was important for my research on this problem because it gave a modern example of how the spread of fake news can negatively impact society during trying times, such as this pandemic. – Alan ChyauThe problem that we found in this article is that in the social networking sites of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and other sites over the Internet, they cause a great impact on people negatively, although they develop and give new things, but this thing has no value.There is false news on social networking sites and a lot of people are affected by it and other things such as inappropriate things, and there is a certain age group who watch these things._sabreen.alsamet______________________________________Muhammad Ali:Filippo Menczer, “Biases Make People Vulnerable to Misinformation Spread by Social Media”, The Conversation US on June 21, 2018.https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biases-make-people-vulnerable-to-misinformation-spread-by-social-media/This article discusses how people who have biased opinions end up using Social Media to spread fake or invalid news across the platform. This problem leads to wrong information being shared on a large scale. The concept of social media was to connect and stay up to date but what we did not expect was that it can be used the same to spread wrong information.This article helps the readers understand the importance of research and integrity. It discusses how we can avoid spreading wrong or fake news over social media by being careful where we get our information from and how we get it. It’s always better to be analytical, logical and unbiased when researching and sharing what we learn._____________________________________
Ive also attached feedback from previous essays as well as the essays documents.__________essay 2 feedback:Good job on this paper, Mo. In general, you do a good job of developing an argument and including a contradictory perspective. I did find myself unsure about the distinction between an overboard and the independent regulator that you discuss. More consistency in using language (or more care to distinguish) could have been helpful.