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COMM 4 Gentile

Summary of the report "Information Literacy in the Age of Algorithms" in comic form, covering concepts of data mining and algorithm bias amplify misinformation and polarization

Library III: Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Algorithms & Conspiracy Theories

Information Literacy in the Age of Algorithms (pgs. 3-8)

  • How do algorithms filter the news we see about the world?
  • What are the social and political ramifications of algorithms and how they influence our understanding of current events?
  • How do algorithms encourage the spread of conspiracy theories?

Identify a Conspiracy Theory to Investigate

  • Conspiracy Theories Podcast
  • Consider the questions:
    • What is behind this conspiracy theory?
    • What fears and anxieties does this conspiracy theory speak to?
    • What social and cultural work does this conspiracy theory do?

Library II: True Cost

Company Reports

  • Search for a product area in Business Source Premier
  • Search for company reports and marketline reports on a particular company
  • Identify keywords & NAICS codes relevant to the product area


Search Everything

  • Use you keywords and NAICS codes to search for additional information in OneSearch


Search for your company and product. Identify background information & keywords (e.g. beewax wrap, reusable bags, single-use plastic, environment). 

Regulating Agencies

Use the keywords you have identified to look for information on these government websites‚Äč:

Library I: Balloon Debate

Gather information on your person and their contributions to society

Dorothea Dix Galileo Billie Jean King
Angelina Grimke Charles Darwin Magic Johnson
Margaret Fuller Jane Goodall Danica Patrick
Lucretia Mott Margaret Mead Shaun White
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Albert Einstein Althea Gibson
Gloria Anzaldua Ben Barres Sugar Ray Robinson
bell hooks Jonas Salk Jackie Robinson
Audre Lorde EO Wilson Babe Ruth
Fannie Lou Hamer Artistotle Muhammad Ali
Maya Angelou BF Skinner Michael Jordan
Gloria Steinem Percy Julian Kobe Bryant