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coronavirus misinformation
Misinformation and unfounded claims about COVID-19 have flooded social media sites as the new coronavirus has spread. (Photo/iStock)

Social media fuels wave of coronavirus misinformation as users focus on popularity, not accuracy

A social media expert at the Keck School of Medicine of USC notes that people fail to stop and think sufficiently about whether content is accurate before they share it — and most social media platforms aren’t designed to prioritize the best information.

USC 2020 survey
The USC Relevance Report is a curated series of short essays from leading executives, academics and students in the public relations field, and covers a wide spectrum of topics and trends that will impact American society in the coming year. (Illustration/iStock)

2020 survey explores what people will tweet, tattoo, stream and share this year

The latest Relevance Report from USC Annenberg offers a glimpse into the topics, trends, brands and technologies that’ll connect with the average American in 2020.

Cultural appropriation and appreciation: Panel
Viet Thanh Nguyen, right, speaks on a panel that includes Rebecca Hall, Melissa Chan, Josh Kun and Aditi Mayer, from left, on the topic of "Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?" at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. (USC Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

What is the line between cultural appropriation and appreciation?

A panel of experts, including MacArthur “Genius Grant” awardees Viet Thanh Nguyen and Josh Kun, explains the history of cultural appropriation and growing awareness in the digital era.