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euxconcen
media, alternate views, and bias [and info literacy primers]

I'm starting a forum where we can keep track of media sources you like, use or recommend. Some of you have given me great tips on new sources and I will share them soon but I think we need a dedicated space for it.

I also wanted to add a primer on information literacy.

First up? The CRAAP test (yep, it's really called that)
https://researchguides.ben.edu/source-evaluation

CRAAP is an acronym for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate your sources.

Next up is the flow of media information itself
https://ucsd.libguides.com/c.php?g=90761&p=5938572

Check out the table on the same page . What I like about this cycle is that as long as you identify your source, you can pretty much know where you are in the information lifecycle. Quality information and understanding takes time. Waco is a perfect example -- it takes years to really understand what happened and the lessons that can be learned from it. Yes, the media is to blame in many cases but so is the psychology of law enforcement and that takes time to change.

Lastly, I think it is helpful to get a handle on the bias of various media sources. I found the following charts helpful to get a sense of intrinsic biases in various media sources. Like what you are reading? Then it helps to know the overall bias of the source itself.

https://www.adfontesmedia.com/the-chart-version-3-0-what-exactly-are-we-...

2018
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-biased-is-your-news-source-you-pro...

2016
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-does-your-favorite-news-source-rat...


above: https://www.adfontesmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Media-Bias-Char...


above: https://storage.googleapis.com/dixie-sun-wordpress/2020/10/d7259262-alls...


above: https://ei.marketwatch.com/Multimedia/2016/12/15/Photos/NS/MW-FC101_news...


above: https://ei.marketwatch.com/Multimedia/2016/12/15/Photos/NS/MW-FC099_mapn...


above: https://s3.amazonaws.com/libapps/accounts/54358/images/mediabias.jpg

FastTadpole
Great Initiative

The idea of such a project seems overwhelming but is so sorely needed for those who couldn't have the time to dissect everything. Giving a bias/truthiness rating can be done site by site, source by source, author by author, article by article or statement by statement.

Does [it] get a a score based on certain criteria to evaluate quality, is that quality weighted, how much bias. It's difficult to quantify and map on a chart once it's been through the churn.

Sources of raw data is where the most important aspect of information control and the critical juncture of where censorship and manipulation happens; the bias of interpretations when they've been through the spin cycle is the byproduct of that filter of omission, highlight, modelling, skew and outright fabrication of raw data.

euxconcen
FastTadpole wrote:
FastTadpole wrote:

Sources of raw data is where the most important aspect of information control and the critical juncture of where censorship and manipulation happens; the bias of interpretations when they've been through the spin cycle is the byproduct of that filter of omission, highlight, modelling, skew and outright fabrication of raw data.

That is so true! I think that is where we are today...this has been the first pandemic to effectively be "live streamed" in daily data-bits, and who the heck can really summarize it all? It will take years to put this into perspective. There is obviously a big shift occurring now and we are not able to stop it, either. We are already partly artificial and only partially intelligent. We are merging into something else and never really glimpsed before.

It is even more important today than ever before to teach the young how to properly think and ask why...because there is a whole lot of 'what the hell?' coming down the pipe

euxconcen
youtube links

Reply to this thread if you have additional youtube links you like or recommend. The links below all came from other members. I have not added my own yet but will soon. I am not endorsing anything and attach zero quality. Purely acting as a means to share what I heard some of you watch or view

Russia Today live stream - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvCSr7qzAAM

Asha Logos Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU7JpgUNUdapn8d8b0zMg3g

godgevlamste Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/godgevlamste

The Duran on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/theduran
Alex Christoforou - https://www.youtube.com/user/alexchristoforou [this is one if the guys from the Duran]
Alexander Mercouris - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwGpHa6rMLjSSCBlckm5khw [this is the other guy from the Duran]

AlienScientist - https://www.youtube.com/user/AlienScientist

Erich von Däniken Official - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3qRYCKPYsxUlSetk7WJqKg

Richard Dolan - https://www.youtube.com/user/RichardMDolan

Glenn Greenwald - couldn't find the link

davID - couldn't find the link

Steve Quayle - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCenEYNg0gMTgG3vY2xl1qdA

Watching the Hawks RT - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbiFt3UdxX7LxferwDmuegQ

thirdphaseofmoon - https://www.youtube.com/user/thirdphaseofmoon

Dr. Steven Greer - https://www.youtube.com/user/SDisclosure

Prophecy Watchers - https://www.youtube.com/user/prophecywatchers

Gerald Celente - https://www.youtube.com/user/gcelente

secureteam10 - https://www.youtube.com/user/secureteam10

Peter Schiff - https://www.youtube.com/user/SchiffReport

CINEFX PRODUCTIONS - https://www.youtube.com/user/cinefx1

redfish - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHgnQzZY7T9TxhI40BmKJwQ

Faithful Word Baptist Church Mirror - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOphuvqUmX7kxzBXZL7Yajw

GrahamHancockDotCom - https://www.youtube.com/user/GrahamHancockDotCom

David Wilcock | Divine Cosmos (OFFICIAL) - https://www.youtube.com/user/davidwilcock333

Paul Begley - https://www.youtube.com/user/paulbegley34

FADE TO BLACK Radio - https://www.youtube.com/user/KJCRFadeToBlack

Bright Insight - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsIlJ9eYylZQcyfMOPNUz9w

L. A. Marzulli - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLamarzulli

School For Prophets - https://www.youtube.com/user/AttilaKakarott

Amazing Discoveries Africa - https://www.youtube.com/user/SieleDiensAfrika

Resonance Science Foundation - https://www.youtube.com/user/ResonanceIS

Brien Foerster - https://www.youtube.com/user/brienfoerster

UFOTV On Demand - https://www.youtube.com/user/UFOTVstudios

metaRising - https://www.youtube.com/user/metaRising

euxconcen
international news

This one is more my style and I was pleased to see some of you share my interest in cross-fertilizing biassed local news with far-off points-of-view. This is a healthy way to balance the crazy in the world. I *am* recommending some of the below, but your mileage may vary

Reddit's change my view - https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/

Chinese Global times - https://www.globaltimes.cn/index.html

China CGTN - https://www.cgtn.com/

South China Morning Post - https://www.scmp.com/news/asia

The Japan Times - https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

Japan Today - https://japantoday.com/ [particularly the user's comments -- they are often thoughtful...ya gotta love ex-pats!]

Russia Today - https://www.rt.com/

Al Jazeera News - https://www.aljazeera.com/middle-east

Gulf news - https://gulfnews.com/

GCC News - https://www.arabianbusiness.com/gcc

UK Column - https://www.ukcolumn.org/

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Korean Herald - http://www

Korean Herald - http://www.koreaherald.com/

The Internet Archives news archives - https://archive.org/details/tvarchive
(records as many news channels as it can and transcribes them which makes it all searchable. This is a powerful means to search much of what is happening in the moment in order to form a better picture (backed with actual data) of what is happening)

Wikipedia's News Portal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Current_events
(helpful when you just what to know what happened (chronological description), without the garbage reporting/opinions)

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alternate history

Coast to Coast AM - https://www.coasttocoastam.com/

Graham Hancock website - https://grahamhancock.com/

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assorted political links

Some members mentioned these links/sources:

whatreallyhappened.com - https://www.whatreallyhappened.com/

Information Clearing House - http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

Lew Rockwell - https://www.lewrockwell.com/

euxconcen
linktree

I am putting these linktree links here because they branch into many directions and are hard to categorize

https://linktr.ee/PatriotMap

https://linktr.ee/Truth_seeker86

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Whale - http://whale.to
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https://the-eye.eu/
TheCorsair00
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What a monumental thread! Thanks so much for putting it together. I am sure many will find it very useful.

MissKitchen
WOW

I totaly agree with TheCorsair00..!!
indeed very useful!
Thanks!

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