Sunday is the culmination of the World Cup – one of the biggest events in the sporting world and one that captivates the globe. There have been many stunning moments in the World Cup so far and Sunday’s finale holds promise for even more. But for me, the most interesting outcome of the World Cup took place before the event even started. How could that be, you may ask? Great question. In fact, I was asking myself that very question when I first heard about it. Do I have your interest? Great! Click here to see what I found most interesting about World Cup 2018….
For the first time in nearly a century, the Miss America pageant will no longer hold the swimsuit competition portion of the event, thus welcoming all shapes and sizes. By doing so, the organization is taking a huge step forward for young women, empowering them to pursue their dreams through scholarship assistance. Contestants will now be able to showcase their knowledge, talents and points-of-view without their body image fogging the minds of the judges.
Facebook recently came under fire when news broke that Cambridge Analytica was able to access the data of more than 80 million Facebook users. This news outraged many and Facebook CEO and Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was called to testify in front of Congress about Facebook’s privacy policies. Since this news broke, people have been debating about who is to blame.
We have a problem. “Fake News” is no longer just conspiracy theories being debated in forums on the fringe of the World Wide Web. It has crossed the chasm to mainstream news and is being fueled by massive disinformation campaigns, further driving a wedge not only between people in the U.S., but between communities in countries throughout the world.
I grew up watching my dad flip through the San Jose Mercury Newspaper. I remember stealing the funny pages and having to wash the ink off my fingertips. I love the idea of newspapers, but unlike my love of the idea of baseball – I actually do love newspapers. There is just something utterly romantic about them. I love what they represent. The incredible service that they provide. Their unarguable importance. One of my absolute favorite films is His Girl Friday. I love that the freedom of the press is included in our very first amendment and it is the one I hold most dear.