utilizing social media posts and applying concepts learned during the semester to critically analyzing them
For the Final Project, you will be utilizing social media posts and applying concepts learned during the semester to critically analyzing them. First, choose any 5 fallacy we have discussed during the semester. It is completely up to you which concepts you choose. Then, find a social media post that is linked with the fallacy concept.
For example, you could use a post from a politician where they say, “If we raise the minimum wage, small businesses will not be able to afford employees and then they will go out of business.” This is an example of the slippery slope fallacy. Whether the post is text, a photo, or a video, make sure you provide a screen shot of it. Web links to videos must also be provided. You can use any social media platform (ex.Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik-Tok, or Facebook) for this project.
The assignment will be submitted in a Word document. Take screen shots or snips of the posts. Then, cut and paste them into the word document with the concept and description below. Typically, 2-3 sentences should suffice when explaining how the post is related to the concept. Be sure to put a title on the project.