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How to tell fake news from real news

In November 2016, Stanford University researchers made an alarming discovery: across the US, many students can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes young people vulnerable to getting duped by “fake news” — which can have real consequences.


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Want to strengthen your own ability to tell real news from fake news? Start by asking these five questions of any news item.


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Who wrote it? Real news contains the real byline of a real journalist dedicated to the truth. Fake news (including “sponsored content” and traditional corporate ads) does not. Once you find the byline, look at the writer’s bio. This can help you identify whether the item you’re reading is a reported news article (written by a journalist with the intent to inform), a persuasive opinion piece (written by an industry expert with a point of view), or something else entirely.

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What claims does it make? Real news — like these Pulitzer Prize winning articles — will include multiple primary sources when discussing a controversial claim. Fake news may include fake sources, false urls, and/or “alternative facts” that can be disproven through further research. When in doubt, dig deeper. Facts can be verified.

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When was it published? Look at the publication date. If it’s breaking news, be extra careful. Use this tipsheet to decode breaking news.

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Where was it published? Real news is published by trustworthy media outlets with a strong fact-checking record, such as the BBC, NPR, ProPublica, Mother Jones, and Wired. (To learn more about any media outlet, look at their About page and examine their published body of work.) If you get your news primarily via social media, try to verify that the information is accurate before you share it. (On Twitter, for example, you might look for the blue “verified” checkmark next to a media outlet name to double-check a publication source before sharing a link.)

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How does it make you feel? Fake news, like all propaganda, is designed to make you feel strong emotions. So if you read a news item that makes you feel super angry, pause and take a deep breath. Then, double-check the item’s claims by comparing it to the news on any three of the media outlets listed above — and decide for yourself if the item is real news or fake news. Bottom line: Don’t believe everything you read. There is no substitute for critical thinking.

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If you get in the habit of asking all 5 of these questions whenever you read a news article, then your basic news literacy skills will start to grow stronger. However, these are just the basics! To dive deeper into news and media literacy, watch the TED-Ed Lesson: How to choose your news. To find out more about what students need, read the Stanford University report, published here.

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Laura McClure is an award-winning journalist and the TED-Ed Editor. To learn something new every week, sign up here for the TED-Ed Newsletter.

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The president and his people aren’t even really lying the way normal politicians lie anymore, they’re just outright making up shit that never friggin happened. At this point, Trump should just go on TV and tell his supporters that he already built the wall; it’d be cheaper.

“Fake news”, “alternative facts” etc have always been the rule and not the exception. The fact that its a big topic people talk about now more shows that a very huge divide in the social consciousness

Nazis: *Harrasses minorities on social media*

Nazis: *Celebrates terrorism against minorities*

Nazis: *Physically threatens everyone who doesn’t follow their agenda*

Nazis: *Carries out violent vigilante attacks* 

Also Nazis: *Cancels a hate march because they “don’t feel safe”*

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anonymous asked:

Hey there, any tips on how to understand real world spoken Japanese better? I had no problem understanding my Japanese professors when they spoke Japanese in college, but I have trouble understanding my Japanese managers when they speak in Japanese (I work at a Japanese restaurant in LA) and can only make out like 2% of what they say.

I was actually making a post on this! (sorta) I was making a post on podcasts. I think that’s really helpful for your listening skills. If you’re listening to the news, then obviously you’re not getting much, but if you listen to the comedy section it’s very casual and slangy.

TBS radio (or ポッドでラジオ) is probably the best for super casual speaking. Lately I’ve been listening to this.
森崎博之のジャンプジャンプ - http://www.hbc.co.jp/radio/jump/index.html
it’s a comedy show. There’s a lot of overlapped speaking and super fast talking.

消されてたまるか。(http://kesaretetamaruka.seesaa.net/category/25987174-1.html) - Honestly, I have no idea what’s going on in this, but I like the conversations and the title totally brought me in. I mean, I sort of know what’s going on. It’s about literature.

Bilingual News: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/%E3%83%90%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AA%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AC%E3%83%AB%E3%83%8B%E3%83%A5%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9-bilingual-news/id653415937?mt=2
An all-time favorite. I love Michael and Mami, I feel like I’m sitting in the room with them during these conversations (though sometimes upset that I can’t respond). They deliver news in alternating languages, English and Japanese, and then discuss (Michael in English, Mami in Japanese). The news is generally on science/technology and society and sometimes current events. This one is probably my favorite. It’s a little more structured though, so it might not be what you’re looking for. Very educational nevertheless.

I’m not really sure how much these will actually help you in understanding your supervisor or coworkers better, but these are just what I like to listen to in the car after a hectic day.

Basically, just browse the comedy section on itunes for podcasts (or other sections, but I’d go with the least structured ones).

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12x11 “Regarding Dean”

On the “Alice in Wonderland” & “Alice Through the Looking Glass” in “Regarding Dean”

”…cause all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, couldn’t put him back together again…”

-The “Humpty Dumpty” Riddle

I talked about this topic a little bit yesterday already in this post, but was too tired to expand and talk more about all of the references to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” as well as “Alice Through the Looking Glass” that were inserted in this week’s episode. It was in 10x05 “Fan Fiction” that Maeve, the stage manager described the moment when Calliope started influencing their play with the words “we’re past the looking glass, people” and it couldn’t be a more fitting and more impoortant line in relation to 12x11 “Regarding Dean”, because as much as the 200th episode was about a fictional story and with it it’s characters becoming real, so one major theme of this week’s episode also dealt with the question of reality. And the uncertainty of reality, perception and truth aren’t just topics extremely heavily tackled in Lewis Carroll’s stories, these things also play a heavy and important role in our current reality/society where we are met with “alternative facts” and “fake news” every single day and which it seems Supernatural even if only very slightly is making a comment on. But don’t worry, this is all I am going to allude to here in relation to RL.

What excited and still excites me about this week’s episode is how cleverly and detailed it worked with “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” references all throughout the episode. And I refuse to believe all of these are accidental - especially when taking into account how the show made a great effort in making known that Sam and Dean work in Arkansas, which is described as the “Carroll County” (see the 4th gif)

Lewis Carroll, the creator of these stories, in scientific discussion is analyzed as someone who used these stories not only as an homage to childhood, childhood innocence and the sadness about the inevitability of growing up, but he is also understood to have been a writer who tackled a whole lot of philosophical questions on semantics, language and logic in his works. In literature his two probably most famous stories surrounding Alice are described as “non-sense literature”, but if you dig deep you can find a whole lot of sense in it and also a great deal of thoughts about aspects of identity building. And that: growing up and identity shaping have been integral parts of Supernatural during these past few seasons.

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BTS CHAT: Wrong Member (TaehyungxReader Fluff)
  • Taehyung is sitting outside BIGHIT ENT, on a break.
  • Taehyung: I just love nice, wonderful days where the days are nice and wonderful.
  • Y/N walks by. She back pedals, noticing Taehyung.
  • Y/N: Excuse me, do I know you?
  • Taehyung: Umm, maybe.
  • Y/N: Well are you famous?
  • Taehyung: Who do you consider to be famous?
  • Y/N: You have to actually do something other than make a sex tape and date basketball players.
  • Taehyung: I'm guessing you hate the Kardashians. Anyways, by those standards, I'm famous and I hope you are too.
  • Y/N: Oh now I know where I've seen you! You're Jungkook from BTS!!
  • Taehyung: ...That's exactly who I am, yes.
  • Y/N: Wow! This is so cool.
  • Taehyung: Am I your favorite member?
  • Y/N: Yeah you are.
  • Taehyung: Really? Cuz you know who is sooo much better than me? V.
  • Y/N: Really? That guy with the weird creepy deep voice in that one song?
  • Taehyung: It's not weirdly deep, it purposeful and an artistic choice for the song!
  • Y/N: Ok... But I heard that he has a rectangular smile. How can I like someone who would show me a box every time I made him laugh
  • Taehyung: That is so far from the truth?! Where are you getting your information from?!
  • Y/N: Tumblr.
  • Taehyung: I have got to make a Tumblr. Anyways, V is really cool. He has a sexy deep voice, an entrancing smile that in no way resembles a quadrilateral and he would very much like to take you out on a date to replace all this fake news with alternative facts.
  • Y/N: ... Wait, you want V to take me out on a date and convince me to like him?
  • Taehyung: No, I want to take you out on a date because I like you already and my name is Taehyung.
  • Y/N: ..... OH! Okay, but first, is it true you have 4D?
  • Taehyung: That's it! I need to see this blog RIGHT NOW!
  • ~Armygirl, dedicated to Girl in Luv