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- Research Proposal: A common feedback I received on my research proposal was that my thesis wasn’t structured well and was too broad to be considered as a research topic. Based on this feedback, I attempted to direct my research topic towards one question rather than focussing on the different aspects of hacktivism.
- Infographic: The infographic really helped me to structure my ideas and present them in a visually interactive way to my classmates. I attempted to sum the history of hacktivism and link the way media covers hacktivism in the United States with how people receive news related to hacktivism in the country. A feedback I received was that my infographic didn’t really convey the nuances of my topic, which I believe now has been tackled by the data I have included in it.
How has the rhetoric used by the media and various government representatives shaped the popular consensus about hacktivist groups and whistleblowers? What is the need for this negative portrayal by the media for hacktivism and what are some ways we can address this problem?