Draft Proposal Telemedicine

  BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS By Francisco Escolar and Dylan Hopen Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Is Social Media Causing Depression In Our Youth

By Dylan Boilen and Matthew Friedman​​

 

1. Media Artifact

http://michiganstudentcaucus.org/?q=groups/social-media-causing-depression-our-youth

 

2. Persona and POV statement

Persona name: Nolan Douglous

 

 Age: 18

 

 School/occupation: Communication major, University of Michigan

 

 Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

The rise of TikTok

TikTok is a very popular app that many kids and teens use all day long—I have used this app myself. A seven-year-old company in Beijing called ByteDance runs this application. TikTok is now one of the world’s largest networks, which is influencing American companies to push back—especially Mark Zuckerberg in regard to Facebook. The article states “this is an unfortunate attempt by Mark Zuckerberg to redirect scrutiny onto a competitor that he’s failed to copy.”

Twitter Bans Political...

Today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the decision to keep political advertisements off its platform. This comes in the wake of a lot of attention on Facebook allowing for these advertisements to be put all over the social media network. The idea behind it was to allow for political messages to be seen by those who have earned a following rather than bought by politicians. This definitely raises some questions. Does this have to do with Twitter's progressive lean as President Trump has attacked their treatment of him repeatedly? Or does this level the playing field for all candidates?

Facebook's Political Advertising

In most recent weeks, Facebook has been under fire for abandoning their fact checking rules for political ads. Mark Zuckerberg said, "We don't fact-check political ads. We don't do this to help politicians, but because we think people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying.

Michigan residents warned about local health department phone scams

Phone scams have long been an issue, as people try to pose as banks or pretend to be insurance companies in order to steal ones information. This article discusses how there has been an uptick in fake health departments calling Michigan residents and trying to steal their information, something they call "spoofing." The "spoofers" have attempted to steal people's social security numbers, Medicaid account information, and credit card numbers. Although this may not seem like big news, many times younger kids can get tricked by these scammers and unknowingly reveal information.

New network surveillance taking place in states

 This article discusses new digital online surveillance systems that are taking place across many states. This new surveillance pays special attention to violent posts, such as those made by people who later went on to be school shooters, that may have been avoided if these types of posts were monitored. It shows that in Michigan in particular, the government has paid $71,000 to monitor its online network usage. Do you think this is a good use of our budget? Do you think this practice can be utilized by all states in the future to ensure that future violence does not take place?

The rise of TikTok

TikTok is a very popular app that many kids and teens use all day long—I have used this app myself. A seven-year-old company in Beijing called ByteDance runs this application. TikTok is now one of the world’s largest networks, which is influencing American companies to push back—especially Mark Zuckerberg in regard to Facebook. The article states “this is an unfortunate attempt by Mark Zuckerberg to redirect scrutiny onto a competitor that he’s failed to copy.”

Twitter Bans Political...

Today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the decision to keep political advertisements off its platform. This comes in the wake of a lot of attention on Facebook allowing for these advertisements to be put all over the social media network. The idea behind it was to allow for political messages to be seen by those who have earned a following rather than bought by politicians. This definitely raises some questions. Does this have to do with Twitter's progressive lean as President Trump has attacked their treatment of him repeatedly? Or does this level the playing field for all candidates?

Facebook's Political Advertising

In most recent weeks, Facebook has been under fire for abandoning their fact checking rules for political ads. Mark Zuckerberg said, "We don't fact-check political ads. We don't do this to help politicians, but because we think people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying.

Michigan residents warned about local health department phone scams

Phone scams have long been an issue, as people try to pose as banks or pretend to be insurance companies in order to steal ones information. This article discusses how there has been an uptick in fake health departments calling Michigan residents and trying to steal their information, something they call "spoofing." The "spoofers" have attempted to steal people's social security numbers, Medicaid account information, and credit card numbers. Although this may not seem like big news, many times younger kids can get tricked by these scammers and unknowingly reveal information.

New network surveillance taking place in states

 This article discusses new digital online surveillance systems that are taking place across many states. This new surveillance pays special attention to violent posts, such as those made by people who later went on to be school shooters, that may have been avoided if these types of posts were monitored. It shows that in Michigan in particular, the government has paid $71,000 to monitor its online network usage. Do you think this is a good use of our budget? Do you think this practice can be utilized by all states in the future to ensure that future violence does not take place?

Shedding a positive light on social media

I found such a great article on positive factors of social media for older generations. A lot of what we discuss in this class only covers the detriments of social media on society, so I thought this would be a postivie change in discussion for the class. Studies at MSU show that social media is linked to better health and fewer chronic illnesses for seniors using the techonology. Let me know what you guys think!

https://research.msu.edu/seniors-embrace-social-technology/

Michigan joins 46 other states in antitrust investigation of Facebook

Michigan is among 46 states that have joined a New York-led antitrust investigation into Facebook that raises questions about the company’s use of personal data and pricing of online advertising.

How do you guys feel about Facebook and how it uses your personal information? Also, how do you feel about Facebook tracking your searches and what you do on your computer?

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Draft Proposal Telemedicine

  BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS By Francisco Escolar and Dylan Hopen Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Is Social Media Causing Depression In Our Youth

By Dylan Boilen and Matthew Friedman​​

 

1. Media Artifact

http://michiganstudentcaucus.org/?q=groups/social-media-causing-depression-our-youth

 

2. Persona and POV statement

Persona name: Nolan Douglous

 

 Age: 18

 

 School/occupation: Communication major, University of Michigan

 

 Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Is Social Media Causing Depression In Our Youth

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

By Matthew Friedman and Dylan Boilen

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Persona name: Nolan Douglous

 

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