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Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission. (Note: This assignment is not a Milestone for the Portfolio Project, so you can choose either option.)


Option #1:
Ethical and Legal Issues with Fake News

Write a 2-page paper (not including the required cover and reference pages) that evaluates a minimum of one fake news story that has been found on a social media platform. Provide the link (or a screen shot) to this news story and pinpoint the ethical and/or legal issues with the story. Then discuss the impact and consequences of the story based on these ethical and/or legal issues.

Your paper must be written and formatted according to the requirements in the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.). Support your paper with a minimum of scholarly two sources in addition to the course textbooks. The CSU-Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these sources.

Review the rubric for this Critical Thinking assignment in the Module 3 Materials folder for specific grading criteria.

Option #2: Ethical and Legal Issues with a Commercial

Write a 2-page paper (not including the required cover and reference pages) that evaluates a story linked to the “How to spot fake news” story from FactCheck.org. (The FactCheck.org story is at https://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news (Links to an external site.)). Pinpoint the ethical and/or legal issues with the linked story that you choose. Identify any ethical or legal implications of the story. Then discuss the impact and consequences of the story based on these ethical and/or legal issues.

Your paper must be written and formatted according to the requirements in the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.). Support your paper with a minimum of two scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks. The CSU-Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these sources.

Review the rubric for this Critical Thinking assignment in the Module 3 Materials folder for specific grading criteria.

Rubric

COM340 Mod 3 CT

COM340 Mod 3 CT

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRequirements

10.0 to >8.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Includes all of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

8.0 to >6.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Includes most of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

6.0 to >4.0 pts

Below Expectation

Includes some of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

4.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Includes few of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

20.0 to >16.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Demonstrates strong or adequate knowledge of the materials; correctly represents knowledge from the readings and sources.

16.0 to >12.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Some significant but not major errors or omissions in demonstration of knowledge.

12.0 to >8.0 pts

Below Expectation

Major errors or omissions in demonstration of knowledge.

8.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Fails to demonstrate knowledge of the materials.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Analysis

30.0 to >24.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Provides a strong critical analysis and interpretation of ethical and legal issues associated with news on social media platforms and potential consequences related to these issues.

24.0 to >18.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Some significant but not major errors or omissions in analysis and interpretation.

18.0 to >12.0 pts

Below Expectation

Major errors or omissions in analysis and interpretation.

12.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Fails to provide critical analysis and interpretation of the information given.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSources / Examples

10.0 to >8.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Sources or examples meet required criteria and are well chosen to provide substance and perspectives on the issue under examination.

8.0 to >6.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Sources or examples meet required criteria but are less‐than adequately chosen to provide substance and perspectives on the issue under examination.

6.0 to >4.0 pts

Below Expectation

Sources or examples meet required criteria and are poorly chosen to provide substance and perspectives on the issue under examination.

4.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Source or example selection and integration of knowledge from the course is clearly deficient.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDemonstrates college-level proficiency in organization, grammar, and style.

10.0 to >8.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Project is clearly organized, well written, and in proper format as outlined in the assignment. Strong sentence and paragraph structure; few errors in grammar and spelling.

8.0 to >6.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Project is fairly well organized and written, and is in proper format as outlined in the assignment. Reasonably good sentence and paragraph structure; significant number of errors in grammar and spelling.

6.0 to >4.0 pts

Below Expectation

Project is poorly organized; does not follow proper paper format. Inconsistent to inadequate sentence and paragraph development; numerous errors in grammar and spelling.

4.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Project is not organized or well written, and is not in proper paper format. Poor quality work; unacceptable in terms of grammar and spelling.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDemonstrates proper use of APA style

10.0 to >8.0 pts

Meets Expectation

Project contains proper APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, with no more than one significant error.

8.0 to >6.0 pts

Approaches Expectation

Few errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, with no more than two to three significant errors.

6.0 to >4.0 pts

Below Expectation

Significant errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, with four to five significant errors.

4.0 to >0 pts

Limited Evidence

Numerous errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, with more than five significant errors.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 90.0

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