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There are so many information sources available nowadays that it might be challenging to sort out this whole information provided and figure out what is true and what is not? It is important to know who to trust, so evaluate all the provided information very carefully. That will help you to become more critical thinker and will save you from being misled snabblån.
First you need to understand what kind of content you are perceiving and what is a purpose for that. Are you looking at news article, opinion post, advertisement, comment or something else? Find out who produced this content and what is his purposes of doing that? For example, if it’s news article created by journalists, it should be true, because the job of journalist is to provide true information to the audience. If you are looking at personal post, it is probably true, but saturated with emotions and it is nonobjective. If its advertisement it might not be true, because the aim of commercial is to show something from better side and hide all the disadvantages. In short, knowing what exactly you are perceiving is important in understanding weather it is true.
Next thing you need to look at is the source of information. Anyone can say or write whatever they want and nowadays that can be passed by very easily. If there is no source stated, it is not reliable information. If there is source stated, you must eventuate reliability of this source. Remember that you need to get to the provenance of the information. For example, if there is some news agency stated as source of article, you must figure out who provided the information to the agency. Only then you can be completely sure about the information. And even then you must ask yourself – how do they know that? If there is no answer, you cat trust the information låna pengar utan ränta.
Then you should evaluate evidences. It is similar to source, but a bit different. Just like in case of source, you must understand how can they know its true? Actually it means how close the author of the information is to the event or object he is writing about. For example, if you find an article about medicine and the author is average high school student, probably the information cant be considered as too reliable. How can a simple student know something important about medicine? But if the source is research institute, it probably is true.
And the lat thing is personal intuition. Unfortunately, even with serious research about reliability of the information we can never be completely sure. There can be article with many references on serious researches carried out by bet scientists, but even that can be fabricated. Information can be misrepresent and perceived very convincingly. And also there can be opposite situation – someone without specific knowledge in certain field must somehow know more than others. So sometimes only thing you can relay on is your own intuition.
In short, reliable information usually have references on reliable sources such as news agencies, interviews, researches, etc., and it is independent. If there is no the interested parties on the provided information itself, it should be true. Otherwise there is little chance that information is reliable.
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Nowadays almost anyone is a part of social social networking. We use all kind of social networks for many reasons. It is not only used for communication anymore, but also as an important information source. Actually social networks has become primary source of information of this decade låne penger. That means people get the information mostly form social networks, but as it is possible to post anything and share it with others, the question arises – is it reliable enough to be used as actual information source sms lån?
Just think of how easy it is to create a post. If someone wants to feed false information to the whole society, all he has to do is create a post that is fascinating and interesting to the audience. Everyone will be able to read it and if the information in the post is set out convincingly, people will share it and these false news can even cause panic or condemnation towards someone. There have even been real cases when panic is caused by false posts. Making false posts is easiest way how to slander someone, so be sure there is plenty of them in social networks.
So does that mean we shouldn't read anything on social media? Not at all. Actually social media is a great help to actual journalists and news networks. It works both ways – journalists can find information on latest events on social media and posts created by journalists can be passed by, using social media. Journalists all over the world are doing that and it is working. They are professionals and they know how to tell if the information is true or not. They also check everything before making a post so information provides by journalists is usually true.
The thing is that people must know how to tell which information is true and which is not. First of all, you must look who has posted it. If it is some unknown website or just some person with no actual proofs of the information written in the post, you shouldn’t trust this information. Even more, you shouldn’t even read it at all, because that is exactly what these false news providers want. However, if the information is shared from reliable news website or there are actual source of information stated, there is no reason why you shouldn’t believe it.
Social media can be used to spread lies, but also it can be used to inform society about important events. Some information is reliable and some is not. The issue is that social networks themselves, don’t sort this information. If you can tell which is true and which is not, than social media even can be the best information source for you, because it is possible to find out all the latest information this way. If you are not able to tell if the information is true or not, it would be better to not use social networks as source of information. That can cause panic and create wrong opinion on important fats.
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Independent media has an important role in any democracy. If the media is being controlled by the government, it can’t be called democracy anymore, because then the leaders of the country could have control over citizens minds and actions. The role of media is usually underestimated, but actually media has the biggest role in any political process. Independent media is the only force that can tell the truth and if this force is taken away, politicians can feed anything to the citizens.
For example, if one political force have all the influence over media they are able to show their actions and ideology as the only one that is true, and at the same time they are able to slander opponents. Of course, people would believe that, because the main information source nowadays is media. If each and every media says the same, why would citizens doubt that? The good news is that all the media nowadays in democratic countries will never be controlled by one political force, but does that mean media is completely independent and we can relay on them when it comes to political processes?
It is believed that in demonstrative countries media really is fully independent, so the citizens would have a chance to evaluate all the political processes by themselves, but actually it is quite far from true. It is almost impossible to remove any kind of political influence on media. First of all, there are no regulations toward who can own media nowadays. If you have enough of money, you can buy or create any kind of media. Second of all, also independent media are trying to earn some money, so everyone can make them provide the information that is convenient to them.
As we all know, nowadays citizen’s support get those political forces who can provide the best commercials and information about themselves in media. Electorate mostly base their decisions on what they see on news. If one political force buy on-air time in any news broadcast and talk about how great they are and how awful are the opponents, it is clear that they will get the most votes. So basically now the most powerful poetical forces are those who have money to control the media, not those who can provide better solutions. Electorate doesn’t have a chance to evaluate all the candidates, because media tell them what to think and what to do.
So media have a huge role in political forces. Actually, everything electorate will do is based on what is told in media. The only way how you can make your own decisions without any positive or negative influence is by sorting out independent media and the interdependent or corrupted media. It is not an easy task, because independent media also will have certain attitude and without deeper knowledge in politics it is hard to tell which one is telling the truth and which one is just trying to feed what is convenient to them. Just try to think with your own head and make your own decisions not listen everything whats on news.
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Information can come from many sources, for example, personal experiences, media, blogs, books, encyclopedias, journals, expert opinions, internet portals etc. This list is almost infinite. All of these information sources are useful, but each of them is appropriate for different purposes. Here is the list of most popular information sources.
The first one is newspapers and other mainstream media. Basically newspaper is a collection of articles about all the current, actual events in specific region. In most cases every city has its own newspaper, so there is only local information included, but there are also newspapers that includes the informationa bout whole country or even world. Newspapers can be published daily or less often. In newspapers the same information is included as in other media such as news on TV or radio and internet news portals. These types of information sources can be used to get actual information or expert opinions about different topics.
Then there are magazines. Also magazine is a collection of articles, but in this case the articles cover many topics. Also these topics are actual, but in different way. They do not provide the information about the latest news, but overall information about important themes. These articles are made by journalists that are not specialists in the field the topic is about, so the information is provides in simple way and it is easy to understand it. Magazines are more meant for entertainment and overall information not scientific purposes.
Journals, however, are meant for science and research. Same as magazines, also journals cover very different topics, but they are all written by professionals and the information is written in scientific language. They are widely used when doing scholar researches, and other type of scientific works. Information in journals is usually very accurate and reliable.
Books can cover almost any topic. Come of the books are fact based, but some are fiction. So if you are looking for actual, reliable information than you should use only fact based books. Fiction is only for entertainment. In books information is written in simple language, so any average reader could understand it, but the information itself is very detailed. Usually the whole book covers only one topic so it is possible to describe any important detail. Books are meant to find any kind of information.
Encyclopedias are also books, but writer in different manner. They are more scientific and usually contains of short facts about specific topic. Information is very laconic, but based only on proved facts. There can be encyclopedias that either cover one topic or cover many topics about one general theme. They are usually used to find some specific information or when there is a need to find key ideas.
The last one is internet portals. This is very wide source of information, because there are countless websites that provides very different information. If you use internet as an information source, you must know how to evaluate the truthfulness of information. You can use internet to find all kind of information, just make sure that source is reliable.
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