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Reflection: The Truth about the Fake.

Source: Kua Siew Min I hope you’ve enjoyed my summary video above, test yourself with the puzzle below before we move into my reflection on this topic! Answers are at the bottom of this article Source: Kua Siew Min -REFLECTION- Ying Zhen’s post had a statement which I found rather alarming. “In a poll of 1600 Singapore Residents, it is reported that 75% of respondents come across fake news occasionally with only half of the respondents confident of recognizing fake news. Continue reading →


Chapter 1: Back to Print Media…? Siew Min suggested removing all digital news outlets in a return to print media. In my reply, I highlighted 3 main points to refute the suggestion. In hindsight, I thought that a best of both world could be the ideal situation. In that, I am suggesting that a mix of print and digital media might be the best for newsroom. While digital disruption has provided readers with speed and accessibility, there is a huge concern with unreliable news. Continue reading →

There are always two sides to every story

After reading and commenting my peers’ blog, this topic has encouraged me to have an in-depth look at the issue of assessing online information. JianWen and Bernard gave a very interesting framework on how we can prevent filter bubbles by taking four measures. Thus, this empowers me to update my facebook’s profile and to clean my history and cookies in my laptop. By doing so, I will be able to gather more insights from people with different perspectives. Continue reading →

Reflection on Topic 2

In this digital era, information is obtained easily. But there’s a catch, how much of it is real? Before #MANG2049, I never knew that a wrong piece of information sometimes could mean life and death. Therefore, there is a need to learn about them. Source: Self – Produced Via Pikochart From Shilin‘s blog, I understand that there may be propaganda behind the news. But we as an individual cannot do much about it. Continue reading →

Is Education enough in combatting false information?

There is a deluge of information in the net. The challenge we face with every browsing is how content can be filtered to ensure its authenticity. I learnt to be more razor sharp by scrutinizing data through various techniques. During the MOOC discussion on FutureLearn, I shared my personal experience being a victim of fake news. (FutureLearn, 2017) I was living in an Echo Chamber where most of my friends shared similar views which made me experience tunnel-vision regarding any topics discussed. Continue reading →

Real, Fake or Misinformation? Can anything online be trusted?

There are various methods for assessing and evaluating online information. For me, it was through growing up and receiving different types of education. As mentioned in my previous blog post, I was never one for discussion. I do listen and voice my opinions, but when it comes to doing research, I would absolutely not take anything that can be found in discussion or social media forums. Continue reading →

Reflection – Topic 2 Filter Bubbles Bane or Boon?

Filter bubble bane or boon? In my previous post, the video I shared, got me thinking if filter bubble is important?Facebook sells our filter bubbles to advertisers and advertisers will spend more money to get their products to people who are willing to buy them. Below is an infographic on how filter bubble shapes us. Stumbled upon Ying Zhen’s blog post and Xin Yi’s blog post, both of them gives a very different perspective about the media literacy. Continue reading →