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 delislerosalie on February 20, 2018
CEGEP de St-Félicien
Who takes care of the LGBT homicides? Author: Chad Felix Greene Date of publication: January 31, 2018 Title of the article: The reported spike in Anti-LGBT homicides is fake news Even today, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still are the victims of violence, of aggression and of murders. From 2016 to 2017, the LGBT homicides rate has significantly increased. Indeed, the number of murders has doubled. For example, 28 LGBT Americans have been murdered in 2016 comparatively to 52 in 2017. However, in many cases, there is no suspect, motive or resolution and because of that, the police cannot really advance in their investigation. Moreover, most of the crimes including transgender or gay people are not really considered. Most of the time, nobody takes care of the victim’s gender identity and their murder is considered like a normal homicide among others. Therefore, the media are probably the only organization who can inform the population about that. I think that my article is credible because my source seems to be a newspaper where many other articles are published every day. Many people such reporters, editors, producers, writers and many others work for this newspaper and write about serious subjects of the topical. For this reason, I am sure this is a credible article. http://thefederalist.com/2018/01/31/reported-spike-anti-lgbt-homicides-f...

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

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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 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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7 months 3 weeks ago

While I was reading your article, I tended to compare ''The Patriot Post'' to a fake news website like ''Le Journal de Mourreal". Indeed, those websites are the playground of a lot of fake news reporters that want to fool people who do not know how to check information that they found on Internet. Sadly, even in 2018, a lot of people are not aware to this type of trap and they fall into it each time. I would have liked you to share you opinion about it. Personally, I think those websites should be denounced because there are no benefits of their existence.

7 months 3 weeks ago

Its a very good idea that you explain the steps that we should follow to know if an article is true or false. Know the credibility of something on medias is very important but some people forgot to be careful and its dangerous. I don't understand why people write fake news. If you want to write something it should be true. Fake news makes react people but why not make react people with news that are real. The article is really good and clear but I would like to know if the fake news makes react the readers.

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7 months 3 weeks ago

Very interesting subject! You are right, fake news is an important issue to take seriously. I think it would have been even more interesting if you proposed solutions or techniques to solve the problem to make the text more complete. The sources seem very reliable. Great work !

7 months 3 weeks ago

I really liked your brief firstly because the main topic of the real article is well set out at the beginning. You also provide only the right information so it's easy to follow what happened and to understand the situation. Finally, the way that you emphasized the credibility of the source at the end is really great.

7 months 3 weeks ago

Hey,

After reading your article a couple of times, I realized how difficult it must be to establish clearly what a fake news is. It defnititely still unclear in certain people mind and I think your post explained it brightly. However, I consider you could have put more informations and details in some parts of your article. For example, when you say ''...the article says that it is not all bad because it now gives more credibility to the real medias.'', you don't really explain how it gives more credibility and I think that would have been interesting to know how and why. Anyways,

Globaly, your post was well written and I enjoyed reading it.

Keep up the good work fam.

Peace

7 months 3 weeks ago

First of all, your interpretation of the prepared speech that Donald Trump did at the 2018 State of the Union is clear and understandable even if the reader didn't know what happened, which is great. Moreover, the paradox that you do with the two personalities he has is really interesting and it enhances your summary. Furthermore, your overview of the article is well done and the way that you mention the credibility of the source with many observations is good.

7 months 3 weeks ago

It is unbelievable how people use sad events like a hurricane to spread false information just to call attention. A lot of people were hurt or even died from this catastrophe. I find it completely immoral. On a more positive note, I like how you explain how to make sure the sources of the article are reliable or not. It could truly make a difference if more people new about this technique. I also appreciate how you separated your ideas into different paragraphs, it helped me structure everything in my head. Finally, I think that the part where you present the author is very beneficial to the credibility of your own opinion. It proves that you are well informed.

7 months 3 weeks ago

Hello Élodie. Your article is simply amazing. I love the way you explained everything, it is explained very clearly. As someone who uses Facebook very often, I agree with the fact that it feels unsafe because of all of the fake news.People should be more careful with social media and they sould be more aware of fake news. I think that the source seems pretty credible and I would certainly trust this article.

7 months 3 weeks ago

I really liked your article for many reasons. First of all, it is very well written and it is also very clear. I find it interesting how a teacher in univerity did not even know this information. Even after being told that he was wrong, he did not apologise. I wonder if there is any rules for this kind of situation. I think that Ashley deserves a better grade because she proved that her teacher was wrong. :)

fn

7 months 3 weeks ago

While reading your post, I like the fact that you show us some steps to take to find out if a news is fake or not. I have to say that I disagree with your opinion at the the end, because I don't think it is more easier today than before to figure out if a news is real or not because I don't think that we have more tools than before to detect fake news. Also, you said in the second paragraph that "identifying fake news is becoming more and more difficult", wich is the oposite of what you say in the last paragraph. In general, I found your article interesting and easy to read.

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