Contemporary Issues Winter 2018 - Centennial College

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by justinrossleutner on February 14, 2018
The Dishonesty of a Handshake    

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by votrungdungeric on February 13, 2018
An Australian professor teaching in Southern New Hampshire University fail her student Ashley Arnold for saying that Australia is a country. The instructor explain to her that “Australia is not a country, it a continent this error made it nearly impossible for you to accurately complete your week 2 research outline correctly”. In fact, Australia could be consider as a country and continent at the same time.  Ashley taking her final course to get her sociology degree so she really need this grade to graduate.

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by akhom.voladeth on February 13, 2018
On Friday China denied Donald trumps report said that china has been selling oil product to North Korean and it violation of UN as the result of the fake news people have been criticism and mockery Trump as “Stupid”.   On Thursday China did not do as US told them to do, the US told them to blacklist the six-foreign flagged ship, 5 out of 6 flagged ship were own by china and Hong Kong and because of that a U.N. Security Council diplomat in Washington said he believe that there was an illegal trade between China and North Korea.

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by paulocandido12 on February 13, 2018
The article talks about the fake news around the Houston hurricane. In the article, the author proves to readers that the pictures circulating around social media or other news were actually fake. The pictures illustrate planes underwater in the Houston airport during Hurricane Harvey. Through the article, Snejana Farberov proves that all pictures were not true, and actually from simulation that was put together in 2013 by Climate Central.

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by jonathan.svetna on February 13, 2018
On the 3rd of December 2017, an article was posted on the patriot post claiming the Jacksonville Jaguars, an NFL team since 1993, was filing bankruptcy because of the kneeling of multiple players on the team. On August 14th 2016, Colin Kaepernick started a protest by kneeling during the national anthem that is sang before every NFL game. His cause for this process is to raise awareness on the racial inequalities present in the Unites States of America.

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by angela123 on February 13, 2018
This news article jumps right to the point when stating in its headline that it will be addressing fake news, regarding a train that hit a garbage truck near Charlottesville, Virginia. A passenger in the garbage truck died. However, just 65 minutes after this article was posted, a fully-fledged conspiracy theory was launched and promoted on twitter. The conspiracy states that the train crash featured republican members of the U.S congress, and it was a false flag orchestrated by the Deep State, in an attempt to avoid the release of FISA abuse.

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by ruthgebreyes1 on February 13, 2018
Elena Cresci is a young woman who attended Cardiff University and received a diploma in Journalism and also attended Swansea University in English Literature and German.I would consider Cresci a reliable source based on her education level and experiences working for The Guardian and Channel 4 News. This can be seen as a credible source that can be taken seriously.

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by Chadw0ke on February 13, 2018
On January 15th, 2018, a writer, Baxter Dmitry posted an article on the site “yournewswire.com”, that sparked controversy on vaccinations. He claimed that this years flu shot did the exact opposite of what it was suppose to. In his words “Many health officials believe that 2018 will ultimately be the worst flu outbreak that we have experienced since 1918.”. With a bit of research it was easy to find out that this was not as true as he made it sound.

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by jonathanlevy31 on February 13, 2018
          Politifact.com published a story titled Story that NFL Lawyer said Super Bowl is Rigged and was Murdered is Fake News. Amy Sherman wrote this article on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 exactly one day after the fake news article came out.

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by ragingrabbit on February 13, 2018
Fake News Julian Sancho 1710012 Michelle Fazioli Contemp. Issues  

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by rosetaillon on February 14, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
Fake News: Asian leaders are going crazy  

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by williamc on February 12, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
I recently found a text, written by Nina Berman, an American documentary photographer as well as an associate professor at Columbia University, called « The victims of fake news ». I read this article on the Columbia Journalism Review website, which is an American magazine, published at a frequency of two editions per year since 1961 by the Columbia University Graduate School of journalism. This magazine treats about news, media industry trends, analysis, professional ethics and the stories behind news.

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by CamilleB-P on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
How fake is the 2018 State of the Union

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by Pascale28 on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
In the news article that I chose, the main subject is “Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News”, which is the title of the article, and it is written by David Z. Hambrick, Madeline Marquardt on February 6, 2018. You can find it on Scientific American. It talks about a study that prove there is a link between cognitive ability and vulnerability to fake news. Researchers find out a major risk factor for damaging effects of misinformation. The study demonstrate that older adults are particularly affect by fake news; they have more tendency to think it is true information.

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by Julnade on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
A new study from the “computational propaganda project” of the University of Oxford says that Trump supporters consume the largest volume of fake news on Facebook and Twitter. They explain it saying that the right wing shared and consumed the most part of the extremist, conspiratorial and bad quality news.

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by catherinebouchard on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
Who’s affected by fake news? The notion of fake news has made a lot of controversy especially in the last years during the contentious US presidential campaign. Nowadays with the omnipresence of social media, many falsehoods are spread to entice marketing money or to value a political cause. Although, fake news has repercussions far outside politics. Because of that, the verification of sources is now crucial for legacy media, but also for social-media platforms.

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by MJoëlle on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
The current generation suffers from a global phenomenon called fake news. Journalists who publish misinformation that affects others in a bad way is mostly what generates fake news. These news are a big concern for the society because they often cause damage to individuals, political parties and institutions. For example, some journalists said that the Barisan Nasional government won the last elections because they had imported 40 000 Bangladeshis to vote for them when in facts, no one ever found a proof about this declaration and still, some people believe this story.

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by fn on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
If you have a Facebook account, you probably saw one time an article using false information that could potentially influence your opinion on a subject. Well, an article post by the Anna Momigliano from the Washington Post on February 2 2017 is saying that Italy and Facebook as paired up to ban the most fake news as possible from the Facebook feed to make sure that electors from that country could not be influenced by those articles who could lead to disinformation at nearly one month of the election.

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by Nikthefreak98 on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
                                                                                         Fake News are giving Hell to Social Networks  

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by Samjun2000 on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
This article is about how the Australian population is now more aware of the credibility of the news they see on the social medias, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It says that this new consciousness also brings people to be feared about fake information and how it affects people’s trust on actual medias.  They are now more willing to trust the traditional medias (online media, newspapers, etc.). People are now more conscious about the difference between fake news and actual news.

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by camilledarveau on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
The article I chose is about a person who writes fake news. The author is anonymous, the title of his article is “Experience: I write fake news” and he published it in January 2018 (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jan/26/experience-i-write-...). The author of the article was a student and he was starting to run out of money. He looked for a job and found out he could write fake news.

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by Elodie Tremblay on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
Recently, a new article went out on social media, commenting about fake news, more specifically on Facebook. This article is called “Facebook is trading fake news for local news” (http://bgr.com/2018/01/29/facebook-fake-news-local-news/). It was written by Chris Mills, a news editor, and was published on January 29th, 2018.

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by etienne0330 on February 7, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
I’m going to explain in a simple manner the article I read that is called: Pope Francis vs Donald Trump: Each one has a guide to fake news — and they couldn't be more different. The article talks about, mainly, how pope Francis view Fake news. They compare their point of view, explaining how Donald Trump would just give you examples, Pope Francis would rather give you clue on how to figure out if a news is fake or not. It is more of a how to spot fake news guide.  

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19 hours 47 min ago

The article is well summarized, and we clearly understand the point. Because the words are well chosen, we understand your point of view in relation to this article of news. Besides, I have the same opinion as you in terms of the credibility of the article, it is not very convincing. All like you, I think it's important to check the source of an article. I think the article would have been more captivating if it had been more detailed despite the fact that there were a number of words to respect. In the end, it’s a very good summary.

19 hours 52 min ago

In your summary, you mention that an event was narrated and interpreted in an inappropriate way, the facts of which were modified by social networks. I like that you made a link between this event and the reality of the fake news, a real problem for today's society. By using this news to describe the phenomenon of fake news, your text is more interesting. The reader clearly understands the information given. The way you wrote your text, makes the content intriguing. The comments you mentioned help to make readers aware of the reliability of the source of an article. I agree with you, I think that checking if the source is reliable is very important, since the fake news are more and more numerous on unreliable websites.

4 days 13 hours ago

I loved that you used an article completely against fake news. I'm very interested in the article because it shows us what corporations and governments are doing to fight fake news. Additionally,while explaining how fake news affected the 2016 United States presidency elections, you clearly showed an example of how fake news can affect governments. I am very interested in the "teaming up" to fight fake news and the fact that huge corporations like Facebook are fighting fake news.
I also appreciated the description of the Washington post you gave to show us how the site can be credible. Your explanation of the credibility of the article and author is very well done, you are only missing the link of the article.
Finally, i believe the best way to improve your article would be to work on the spelling and grammar mistakes. Tere are many correcting sites like http://www.onlinecorrection.com that work very effectively!

4 days 13 hours ago

To start, i love that you chose an article from a huge news network and is extremely credible! Additionally, you used an article from a writer that is located in the area where the subject of the article is. I love the subject of the article, especially because it is an international subject regarding multiple countries in Asia. I had heard a bit about the issues regarding the president of Phillipines and loved to learn more about this country and others in this article. I believe you could've improved your article by working on the structure of it and the spelling mistakes. You could use many correcting sites like :http://www.onlinecorrection.com to help you write flawless texts! Just like Ruth, i was also unable to retrieve the link to read the site, you might've done an error while copying the link.

4 days 19 hours ago

Your article includes many good information. I agree that fake news is a problem nowadays and good to know that Mark Zuckerberg decided to focus on this criteria. Because fake news really is a dangerous weapon in today society. It can damage and hurt both individual and groups. With this announcement from Mark, I believe that it could change the way we see the world, people will get more reliable news and sources. However, one problem that I found in your article which you should improve is that you need to provide more specific information about the author, not just what you think and believe is true. By including the bio of the author of the news, you will make your article even more credible. For example, I would say: "Chris Mills is a News Editor at BGR, he also a Contributing Editor of Gawker Media..." and also you should include into your article the link which leads into his bio such as this https://ca.linkedin.com/in/chris-mills-4a5aa765.

Reply to: Fake news or not?
4 days 20 hours ago

This article post was summarized well and was easy to understand the idea of this topic. You included a clear statement of your view of this post in terms of it's credibility. In addition, you included a link to your post. In terms of delivering the basic information which is very important in a summary, you did a good job.
What could be improved is your explanations on the topic. I didn't have a hard time understanding your post and it's theme, but your examples could have been be further elaborated to support your view of it being a "questionable and "bias" article. When you wrote " They compare their point of view, explaining how Donald Trump would just give you examples, Pope Francis would rather give you clue on how to figure out if a news is fake or not", you could have provided examples to show the difference of these two points of views. Also, to solidify your perspective of this article, you could have paired it to another one of a similar discussion about Trump and Pope Francis. I have provided an article of these two political figures to help provide a structure for this post as they share a history that can potentially relate to the article you analyzed.
https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/politics/pope-trump-meeting/index.html
Overall great job on this post.

4 days 20 hours ago

The article is well summarized and easy to understand. The issue is really interesting and new to me because I had never heard about Italy pair up with Facebook to hunt and get rid of fake news. You did a good job at introducing the issue but sometimes I get confused about what you trying to mean when you saying "Italy and Facebook has paired up to ban the most fake news as possible from the Facebook feed".
I think you can do better if you add a similar link to the issue that you mention and add the information about the author Arturo Di Corinto's, for example https://dicorinto.it/who-am-i/ to see if he reliable or not.
overall you did well.

4 days 20 hours ago

The article is well summarized and easy to understand. The issue is really interesting and new to me because I had never heard about Italy pair up with Facebook to hunt and get rid of fake news. You did a good job at introducing the issue but sometimes I get confused about what you trying to mean when you saying "Italy and Facebook has paired up to ban the most fake news as possible from the Facebook feed".
I think you can do better if you add a similar link to the issue that you mention and add the information about the author Arturo Di Corinto's, for example https://dicorinto.it/who-am-i/ to see if he reliable or not.
overall you did well.

4 days 20 hours ago

The post was very well laid out. I like how you explain everything clearly. It really helps me and other readers to fully understand the article and the problems that you are writing about. You also gave a lot of examples which I think is beneficial because it makes your article so much more reliable. I agree with you, fake news can really damage the individual or a group of people and it becoming more and more dangerous. However, even though you have already talk about the author of the article. I suggest that you should include into your article a link to the author, just to make it more credible so people can believe what you are saying about the author is true and his article is reliable. I included this link as an example for you: http://www.isis.org.my/index.php/aboutus/peopleisis/research-staff/1860.

4 days 20 hours ago

This article post was well summarized at the very basics which made it easy to understand. I haven't heard of this concept of hunting down fake news so it was interesting to learn something new. I was very pleased to read something short, yet information based so well done with that.
Although the post was quite simple to understand by the end, I had a hard time putting certain information together the first couple of times I read it. I was confused at some of the sentences and it's relation to your topic. For example; when you stated "Italy and Facebook has paired up to ban the most fake news as possible from the Facebook feed", I was wondering what Italy had to with hunting fake news. I was confused by the broad term you used as "Italy". I believe a great way to avoid this confusion is to give some background information about Italy and the partnership from the beginning of your post. I have provided a link to an article that discusses other methods that Facebook is taking to counter fake news. shttps://www.recode.net/2017/4/14/15306220/facebook-fake-news-deleting-sp...

In addition, it would have been better if a link to your article was provided, even tough I was able to find it quite easily. Also, it would have solidified your post even further if a greater portion of research was done on Arturo Di Corinto and his quote, to really show the articles credibility.

Here is a link to Arturo Di Corinto's CV which discusses his background information such as his education and his specialties.
https://dicorinto.it/who-am-i/

Overall great job on this post.

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