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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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including the hit albums;
• a crush you can’t tour out
• petty. breakup.
• vices and please god ryan take me back
• too weird to retain its original members, too self-absorbed to break up the band
• death of a boyfriend (ryan this is your last chance i mean it this time)

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anonymous asked:

hi what does look like each mbti type on average?

INFJ: Generally playful person who cannot ever figure out what is going on in that moment, yet still manages to surprise people with serious flashes of overwhelming depth

ENFJ: Super playful, fun loving individuals who always manage to surprise people with random yet consistent outbursts of moral intolerance

ISFJ: Calm, reserved individual with a large heart and a multitude of hidden, almost shocking quirks

ESFJ: Someone who will always be smiling when you talk to them- high energy and upbeat, but blunt and a tad bit random.

ENFP: Creative thinking, smiling humans who just want everyone to be happy and have fun with the random stream of consciousness their Ne throws out

INFP: Extremely unique, precious flowers with an arsenal of strong, *liberal opinions

ENTP: Random idea people on a never ending search for truth, logic, and a good time.

INTP: Generally sarcastic people with unique interests and a weird obsession with knowledge

ENTJ: Extremely playful, happy people who will literally bite your head off the moment efficiency or logic is violated

INTJ: Laid back, cheerful people who will low key attack when you say something illogical or stupid

ESTJ: Pretty stoic, business-like people who occasionally let loose, but generally find more enjoyment organizing a project than partying with a bunch of ENFPs

ISTJ: Reserved, no-nonsense people who generally prefer a world of repetition, simplicity, and a good sarcastic joke

ESFP: Loud and excited individuals with a short but passionate attention span- generally desire to spread their current emotion around the room and talk

ISFP: Calm, kind of dazed individual with deep convictions that always seems a little high

ESTP: Fun-loving person with little sense of personal space and a million experiences to share

ISTP: A calm individual who knows how to cut loose, hang with friends, and solve practically any puzzle. Also, they can literally climb anything they find whether it be a tree or a roof.

*NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT OR REFERENCE- SORRY TO ANYONE WHO WAS OFFENDED