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Update to post on Internet-enabled gerrymandering
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The Internet enabled partisan gerrymandering and now a panel of federal judges has ordered North Carolina to redraw its gerrymandered congressional map.

The panel struck down North Carolina’s congressional map, saying it was unconstitutional because it violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. Judge James A. Wynn Jr., in a biting 191-page opinion, said that Republicans in North Carolina’s Legislature had been “motivated by invidious partisan intent” as they carried out their obligation in 2016 to divide the state into 13 congressional districts, 10 of which are held by Republicans.

The legislature has until January 24 to present a “remedial plan” and the court will institute its own map if it finds the new district lines unsatisfactory. Needless to say, the Democrats reacted positively and the Republican negatively.

The ruling will be appealed directly to the Supreme Court, which is also hearing Wisconsin and Maryland gerrymandering cases. The Wisconsin case is similar to South Carolina's, which is based on the 14th amendment, challenges the state district map and is pro-Democratic while the Maryland case challenges the redrawing of a single district, is based on the 1st Amendment and is pro-Republican.

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2017/04/modern-internet-enabled-gerrymandering.html

#Politics #SCOTUS

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I was recently asked to write a guest post on students digital literacy skills for Parent - would welcome feedback

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Update to post on teaching slides on the political impact of the Internet
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The campaign is over and Trump is president, but I've gone back and added a couple of new slides -- one on Trump's continued lying and another on recent revelations about Facebook. They are part of a collection of lecture slides I used during the campaign. A subset used in another lecture may be found here. I've added the new slides to both decks.

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2016/11/teaching-slides-on-political-impact-of.html

#Election #Trump

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Join us tonight August 22 from 7 - 8 p,m EST for our #digiURI digital literacy chat on Twitter (we meet every third Tuesday of the month)
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A powerpoint presentation for a two-hour lecture to undergraduates on the political implications of the Internet, with an emphasis on the last election. Topics are:

Historical context
Lying
Fact checking
Fake news for money
Fake news for politics
Fake images
Trump dominated social media
More historical context - disillusion
Non-political consequences
Hacking USA
The Internet is ephemeral
Breitbart – “alt right” press
Money behind the scenes
Europe
(Imperfect) fixes
Future fake media

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-political-implications-of-internet.html

#politics   #election   #Trump   #Teaching   #Education  
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