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  • Issy,
    I like how you posted an analysis of a book! That is really cool. I think it would be interesting to compare the fictional literature to something in the real world. I wonder if you could discover any themes that are apparent in non fiction.

  • Nick,
    I liked your perspective on labor laws and work place violation. I think it is interesting to think about the vastly different conditions that United States workers have vs other countries in the world. Especially in manufacturing the people in the United States there is a crazy difference.

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    Gun Control in The United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom has some of the most extreme gun control in the world. According to Gun control and ownership laws in the UK - BBC News, in 1996 the United Kingdom “outlawed” handguns in hope to decrease violent...

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    • Dear Henry,
      I am exciting about your article, Gun Control in The United Kingdom because it gives out information about what laws they have towards the gun control. It also provides information in why the government believe what they should do between there gun control and how it could provide them.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “With the removal of a majority of handguns from the environment violent crime continued with perpetrators finding other ways to arm themselves. According Knife offences hit record high in 2019 in England and Wales | UK news | The Guardian, In 2019 the United Kingdom recorded a record number of knife crimes with 45,627 offenses.” The reason is like this quote is because it shows even with the guns being removed well less used they was still the same amount of violence going on with the other weapons.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you give a good amount of details and information on what is happening in that part of the country with the amount of guns.

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    Political Clickbait Media

    In the middle of a tense politically polarising election, it is important to reflect upon the differences in political workings between today's age of technology and the past. Political campaigns and supporters alike use social media to push personal...

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    • Really interesting post Henry. I always thought social media was unanimously a good thing. But taking a closer look would show a different, more manipulative side of it. I found the sentence where you said “according to The Pew Research Center 68 percent of Americans get their news from social media” to be quite worrying. The internet cannot be controlled for the most part, and so people can post whatever they want whenever they want. And this kind of uncontrollable nature can be very dangerous, especially when choosing future political officials. I can imagine people would post lies or slander a person to further an agenda. This not only hurts the person being slandered but everyone who needs clear information to make the best decision for themselves and their peers.
      – Alvaro

    • I agree with you the social media is part of politics and can lead to people thinking everything is true on social media. However, there is also a positive, since is all social media is all around us and people are talking about this election people are starting to know to get to learn about politics and what is going on.

    • Henry, I like how you describe and show people that you need to think about a lot things, taking one step at a time.

    • Dear Henry,

      I am interested in your post, “Political Clickbait Media,” because It brings up an issue that isn’t really talked about as much as it should be. Many people are victims of this activity without being aware of it.

      Something you wrote that stood out is: “This is a perilous situation because a lot of information pushed out over social media is slanderous propaganda and plays on the sensational emotions of the viewer…Campaigns have huge budgets for advertisements and as we progress into this new age of media that budget will shift in favor of social media advertisements because of the effectiveness and the audience of the platform. ” For what is “propaganda” or “advertising” there is no specific labeling, so if we take loose meanings, I would say all propaganda is advertising, and yeah, propaganda is intended to attempt to get people to take some action, such as how we imagine advertising trying to get people to buy things in the commercial context. Yet not all commercials are propaganda,  automobile advertising is not political propaganda. Again, since there is no rigid way of defining propaganda, it depends on the interpretation. If we go off a dictionary definition, again you could have propaganda on why your car is the “best” car, but that isn’t political. Moving on, there are many cases of such things being really manipulative and influencing outside of social media, ultimately affecting real-world events. Overall this whole topic could turn into a discussion of semantics.

      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to what other topics you talk about next because you keep your writing professional enough to bring up discussions such as this.

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