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Author Topic:   From NPR: A Test on fake news.
Phat
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Message 1 of 8 (814143)
07-05-2017 2:22 AM


Factitious

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To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

The game's interface mimics the dating app Tinder, which made swiping famous. On a phone, players swipe left when they think the article in front of them is fake, and right when they believe it's real.

Depending on how you swipe, Factitious provides feedback. Whether your swipe was correct or incorrect, whether the article cites sources that can be checked, whether the story includes direct quotes from credible sources.

Stumped? If so, there is a clue. You can click to reveal the article's source.


I did Round One and correctly identified the news 60% of the time. I can do better.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
"as long as chance rules, God is an anachronism."~Arthur Koestler

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07-05-2017 2:39 AM
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07-05-2017 2:22 AM


I did all three rounds and only got 1 wrong. 93%. And I only checked the source once.
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Phat
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Message 3 of 8 (814242)
07-05-2017 10:51 AM
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07-05-2017 2:39 AM


Faux News
I am up to 80% now...and am learning what to look for in an article that indicates reliability.

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
"as long as chance rules, God is an anachronism."~Arthur Koestler

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Minnemooseus
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Message 4 of 8 (815091)
07-15-2017 9:44 PM


Real or fake?
Ken Ham Auctions Authentic Photo Of His Great-Great-Grandfather Riding Triceratops.

Found via this RAZD message.

Moose

Apparently RAZD thought it was real.


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 5 of 8 (815108)
07-16-2017 6:58 AM
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07-15-2017 9:44 PM


Re: Real or fake?
I thought it was funny. Ken is such a Ham.

Enjoy


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Message 6 of 8 (815112)
07-16-2017 1:58 PM
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07-15-2017 9:44 PM


Re: Real or fake?
Is this for real? Do people actually think this is real?
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Phat
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Message 7 of 8 (815122)
07-16-2017 4:07 PM
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07-16-2017 1:58 PM


Re: Real or fake?
The Babylon Bee is a satire site.

Take a look at this story! Christian Radio Station Accidentally Plays Good Song Sounds real, though!


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
"as long as chance rules, God is an anachronism."~Arthur Koestler

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Message 8 of 8 (815128)
07-16-2017 5:17 PM
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07-16-2017 1:58 PM


Re: Real or fake?
Is this for real? Do people actually think this is real?

What is real is the Creation Museum that portrays people living with dinosaurs.

and yes, sadly, some people DO think this is real.

That's what makes the article funny (all good satire is based on a bit of truth)


we are limited in our ability to understand
by our ability to understand
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... to learn ... to think ... to live ... to laugh ...
to share.


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