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Thread: Do you believe everything you read on the internet or other news media ?

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    Do you believe everything you read on the internet or other news media ?

    Hi all
    What is your level of confidence in the credibility of the media to report real facts ?
    Do you examine the source?
    The credibility of the journalist?
    Of the website ?
    The editor?
    How do you validate if its true ?
    Do you counter reference ?
    Whats your opinion ?
    If you believe you have a great methodology to avoid believing in lies or deceit please share !

    Warmest Regards

    BookerL

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    I usually look at a few things. I don't properly weight any of these. Just an overall feeling - that's what I look for.

    1. Is it a popular source? Like psychology today, bbc, the guardian, huffington post etc.
    2. Does the author sound logical and rational? Or is he making arguments based on emotion? You can tell by reading an article if it was logical or just emotional. I don't check the facts. That's too much work.
    3. If I have time, I read the comments. If the author has any facts wrong, many people usually point that out in comments.

    I am most skeptical of blogs. I don't usually trust them since people writing blogs are often not thorough in their arguments.

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    manufactured consent from Noam Chomsky . Every news syndicate as direction and that influences witch news that is shown or not. Its fun when you travel overseas how much and just the international news differs from the cbc .

    You want to have real news , Vice. its were is going to come first , real shit is there ... very graphic and scary https://news.vice.com/video/rockets-...nge-dispatch-2
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    This week i saw PK Subban had sign with Boston... so nop i don't beleive everything i see on the internet...LOL
    Life is a party ! Death is the Hangover.. 70-49-6

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    God no! People lie, exaggerate the truth, understate the truth, twist the truth, have biases, etc.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQaVIoEjOM&feature=kp

    I recently posted the following in another thread and I find it applies to this subject: https://merb.cc/vbulletin/showthread...ht=#post792576

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronVonKinkazoid View Post
    God no! People lie, exaggerate the truth, understate the truth, twist the truth, have biases, etc.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQaVIoEjOM&feature=kp

    I recently posted the following in another thread and I find it applies to this subject: https://merb.cc/vbulletin/showthread...ht=#post792576
    Yeah Sadly the reality!
    Read your other post also !!!
    All readers must exercise judgment in whatever they read ?and ear ?
    Best regards
    BookerL

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