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How to find the ”right” news

2019-08-26 14:23 #0 by: Niklas

Nowadays, it's a tricky balance to avoid false news and still get a nuanced picture of the world around us. If you read stories in a feed from many sources, you risk getting fake news or news based on lies mixed with real news. If you pick only one news source that you know you can trust, you risk missing important stories from other news outlets or articles that gives another viewpoint of the same events. Both of which are important for you to get a good view of the world.

Have you thought of this? Have you taken measures to handle these issues?

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2019-08-26 14:52 #1 by: Evelina

I think it’s important to be critical i guess and realise that even trusted sources can have bad information.

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2019-08-26 14:56 #2 by: Evelina

When I was first researching information about the high speed rail development in the US, i came across a pattern in the rhetoric of news articles from various news sources. When I looked at the journalists and who they were associated with a realised that they had vested interests and tried to skew information about the various projects. Some of them even worked for news outlets that I even ”trust”.

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2019-08-26 15:20 #3 by: jordan

I had this thought fairly recently when browsing a local news website for my area. I don't know if it is as severe in other places, but the political bias is quite clear to see, I assume in order so that they cater to their target audience. It's particularly odd when it differs from the national discourse, so it worries me when reading the comments to find people that use local outlets exclusively. 

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2019-08-26 16:16 #4 by: Evelina

#3 so true. I follow my hometown’s local newspaper on Facebook, where they post their articles and often there is a significant amount of bias. The comment section is very infortunate to read through 😕

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2019-08-27 08:31 #5 by: Niklas

Do you think there is a difference between large (global/national) and small (local/topical) outlets in this regard?

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