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Media report for Oct. 19 - Nov. 1, 2019

November 5, 2019   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Oct. 19 – Nov. 1, 2019 is now available online.

Does social media make the political divide worse

October 30, 2019   |  Forbes

“Social media is a contributing factor to the political divide in our country,” explained Dr. Nathaniel Ivers, the department chairman and associate professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest. “It is hard to know, however, if social media is helping to widen the rift or make salient how deep and broad the divide already is.” One of the factors is that social media companies might not be doing enough to stop the spread of fake news and misinformation.

4 awesome discoveries you probably didn't hear about: Episode 36

October 30, 2019   |  National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation’s YouTube series highlighted research published by Wake Forest doctoral candidate Noah Bressman in Integrative Organismal Biology and funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Bressman’s research found that the invasive northern snakehead fish will voluntarily leave bodies of water that are too acidic, salty or high in carbon dioxide.

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