About: The Facts about Fact Checking: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #2
Good video.. a couple of extra criteria:
Even reputable news organizations are subject to subjectivity. If you are truly interested in accurate news, there are a few things you can do.
1) read multiple sources that have known different leanings and compare the FACTS in the stories vs. the conclusions. Too many stories present extra conclusions that may not be supported or are thinly supported by the facts. So the only way you can tell what is really going on is to look for multiple news stories and try to see all the facts rather than just those thought to be important by the specific journalist. I skim headlines for interest, and for something I'm interested in, I use google to look for stories from other news sources.
2) understand political hot button issues will create a huge noise factor that you must fight through. I'm learned to be very suspect of any information found online about things like Climate Change, Trump, Obama, Vaxxing, Gluten, dietary supplements, etc., etc., etc. This doesn't mean the truth doesn't exist, but it does mean there are a lot of people that are very motivated to make their points absent real proof. So using google to figure out facts first can really help discriminate between those that are making good arguments, vs. conspiracy type sources that use theories only to support their arguments.
3) understand your own assumptions and theories. If you are truly being fair, you have to understand what you don't know, what you don't understand, and where your thinking is based on theories rather than facts. Most of these theories probably came from something you read, but I've found some people make up their own theories that fit how they think. This will keep you from accepting sources that agree with you, but aren't supported by real facts. You've probably heard the term 'confirmation bias'... what I'm talking about is what leads to that. If you don't know what in your thinking is based on real facts vs. just theories, then you don't really know if your conclusions are accurate. We must all every day use these types of assumptions just to get through life.. but at the same time they are blind spots that can lead to further error. Whenever I'm reading any story where I'm unsure of the truth, I try to start with what I know to be facts, and then verify the stuff I might tend to agree with, but should be supported by real evidence.
are there fact checker checkers?
The basic premise that websites and various online purveyors of information won't outright LIE TO YOU, is categorically false. ALL websites these days are excruciatingly political with well demonstrated bias. There is no question Google and their ilk are the modern day Gestapo, fiercely policing anyone or anything that contradicts their world view.
Are fact checkers immune to their own ideological biases? Nothing in this episode about how to evaluate fact checkers themselves and the tricks they use to selectively pick facts and spin them.
There is so much that can be done to frame and to omit information that goes beyond mere presentation of facts.
How about using logic and logical fallacies rather than making stuff up about Alex Jones
Father-Time .. while being a... B#!!hole, your consistent use of fun ways to self deprecate makes my Father-Time less ... timely. Thanks per usual.
FYI: I did not fact check John's accuracy on his statements concerning Father-Time. Luckily, I'm lazy when it come to humor. So .. "Y'all" (the royal "Y'all") comment responsibly and when possible, with humor ya'HEar?....
What's missing here?
you know...snopes is just one of those massively left wing fact checking sites that called Ben Shapiro a White Supremacist despite..you know..being a jew and total target of the that group. Good call John. Next thing we got is Ilhan Omar on one of these channels....egregios
Omg I'm sending this to all my friends at university who can't fact check and use all the wrong sources for our group projects. I'm sooo sick of fact checking them. It's not like I have access to something they don't. :p
I haven't used a plastic straw in months! Screw them! They're only contributing to strangling our oceans and ecosystems! And this's both a fact and opinion based comment!
It's Manchester United, not United Manchester!
You have an excellent face John.
Is it ironic, that those videos just does not appear in my sub feed?
So it really boils down to: The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.
the game theorists are more accurate than like, dantdm
and what would be reason to trust you? who are professional fact checkers? why to trust them? for me it seems you are supporting censorship
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This guy just promoted himself for 14 minutes :D
If in India people become so vigilant, BJP will be finished.
I think we haven't quite come up with a good way to fact check yet. Method shown in this vdo may fall pray to circular reporting, or sponsored articles given they do it on most platforms. And don't forget how news sites butcher scientific news all the time. There is a recent case from the place I live in. The government claims their term sees national debt dropped. Fact check with national statistic will yield the same stats. However, many people forget that the government ordered the treasury to use a new accounting technique to reduce national debt in order to issue more loan last year. Therefore the latest stat has the lowest debt ratio.
Don't forget that when Nazi took power, all reputable sources went rotten. Even now, you guys still don't understand how great Kim family is, nor do North Korean people - but on the opposite spectrum. Reputable source is an easy way, perhaps the optimal, but not the best way. Any tyrant worth their salt will take control of the reputable for their narration.
I think another way is simply not to believe what you're told. Delay the decision to trust the info. Given enough time, the internet will provide you with a ton of counter evidences and you can start your decision from the drama that ensue. Actually, if anyone doing a PHD or a Master, this is the topic of the generation. Work on it. Make a better world.