Social Media, Human Rights, and the 2016 Presidential Election

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By Ted Perlmutter
Monday, December 12, 2016

Social Media, Human Rights, and the 2016 Presidential Election is a project developed by Professor Ted Perlmutter in Storify that will be used in his graduate level "Social Media and Human Rights: Advocacy, Actors, and Analytics" course in Spring 2017. The project deals with hate crimes, free speech, and news integrity, issues that are not new, but which have a different valence as a consequence of the 2016 presidential election.

Storify is a curation platform that enables one to insert and comment on input from a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.  Professor Perlmutter frequently uses Storify in classes and teaches students to work with it as part of their coursework.  Professor Perlmutter presented some of his classroom experience as the final participant at a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) ​​Faculty Showcase​ event​, December 5, 2014.

Understanding how to utilize Storify is also beneficial in terms of following Human Right groups. Storify has been effectively used by organizations such as Human Rights Watch for a daily brief and a weekender report on pressing issues and by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to highlight its project work on refugee rights.

Visit ISHR's Faculty page to learn more about Professor Perlmutter.