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The News

NASA says 2015 to 2017 were the three warmest years on record, attributes to ‘human-made’ emissions

January 18, 2018

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported on Thursday that 2017 was the second hottest year since 1880, the earliest year NASA uses to compare global temperature records. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), using different methodologies, determined 2017 was the third hottest year, after 2016 and 2015. NASA said that the […]

January 18, 2018

Top 5 things the news missed this week

Top 5 things the news missed this week We look to the news to learn about the world — and the world is rarely black and white. But often the media gives us limited viewpoints on a particular story, either by downplaying or eliminating certain perspectives or leaving out key data that could have given […]

The Numbers

See how the articles rate in spin, slant and logic when held against objective standards.

January 16, 2018

Beauty retailers might stop distorting data. Should the media too?

On Monday, the U.S. health care and retail company CVS announced it will include a “Beauty Mark” watermark in its imagery, indicating an image has not been digitally altered. In a company statement, CVS defines “digitally altered” as “changing or enhancing a person’s shape, size, proportion, skin or eye color, wrinkles, or any other individual […]

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January 15, 2018

Hawaii’s false missile alarm: Three ways the media amplifies fear and panic

Hawaii’s emergency alert system sent out a false missile warning to the islands’ residents on Saturday morning, followed by a correction message 38 minutes later. On Sunday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) called the error “unacceptable” and said that steps would be taken to prevent future false alerts. Read the full Raw Data here.

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January 15, 2018

You may be consuming opinion, rather than news

On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly used vulgar language during a meeting with lawmakers, in which Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) presented proposed legislation on immigration. After discussing possible immigration from Haiti and African nations, anonymous sources said Trump asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries […]

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The Media

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Hawaii sends false missile alert; FCC says error is ‘unacceptable’

Hawaii’s emergency alert system sent out a false missile warning to the islands’ residents on Saturday morning, followed by a correction message 38 minutes later. On Sunday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) called the error “unacceptable” and said that steps would be taken to prevent future false alerts. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sent the […]

IDF confirms Israel destroys 1-mile Hamas tunnel

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) confirmed on Sunday that it destroyed an almost 1-mile (1.5 km) tunnel from Gaza to Egypt during an airstrike the day before. The tunnel also ran underneath the Kerem Shalom border crossing, which is a main route between Israeli territories and Gaza. Reuters reported that residents in Gaza said Israeli […]

Peru earthquake kills 1, collapses dozens of buildings

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in southwestern Peru early Sunday morning, leading to one death and dozens of collapsed buildings. Peru’s Chief of Civil Defense Jorge Chavez said that 63 homes had been destroyed, displacing about 130 people. He said 65 people had been injured. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake registered 7.1 […]