The debate "It's important to teach children that what you see hear or read in media is not necessary the truth" was started by
March 1, 2014, 10:41 am.
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That might be enough to see the common perception.
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The most important thing we can teach is how to find and vet sources. How to differentiate between fact and opinion and how to check facts from any given source. We should be instilling a healthy skepticism in our populous as a whole.
Don't confuse propaganda with news
Yes all media has bias. some more so than others. but I disagree that policies are made by experts. politicians are rarely experts on any field but politics. and when experts tell them things they don't want to hear they tend to ignore them.
media portrays the news with their view point. it is not necessary that wht we hear on news is true. for eg if they say the government policies are not good but in reality the policies may be goid for the society. morever policies are decided by the people who r excellent their field. so its not everytime its true what we see or read in media. children should be educated abt this.
Spot on code. He's got a point. The media will occasionally portray a topic as they want it to, making it bias. That doesn't mean all websites will do so. Some will use facts to help readers learn about a topic. That's actually what people will use databases for, sorting the bad and good.
System of a Down FTW
The media portrays the truth as they want to, or as we, the people want it to be or simply in a way that could raise their TRP or demand. It may just be half truth as well. So of course, what we see or hear in media should not be trusted completely.