2 Students, 2 Tweets: How ASU Student Media Controversies Blew up While the Rest of America was Facing off
Subramaniam Vincent, director of the journalism and media ethics at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said navigating social media in an age of cancel culture is a difficult needle to thread, especially for students.
"Social media is 'affective' by design," he added. "We say things on social media that indicate we’re affected by something and in turn that affects others and that quickly spreads."
"The truth of your lived experience may make you say that this is simply wrong and you feel this is your authentic self. But others may simply see this as a charged statement because it affects them and they are reading it from within their own value system."
He added that university organizations that want students to establish personal brands on social media that are subordinate to their organizational brands "seem to want to have their cake and eat it, too."
Subramaniam Vincent, director of Journalism and Media Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics quoted in The Arizona Republic.