Me too, but only 1 out of 20 are newsworthy. There's so many blatantly biased opinion pieces or articles covering the same event with slight variations in how it's spun. It all just comes across as spam. Nobody is actually discussing politics here.
False Ive been actively discussing abortion on here for days.
Did you know...according to Georgia if an illegal immigrant gets knocked up in Georgia she cant be deported cause her fetus is a US Citizen the second its fertilized
Cant wait to call Soros and tell him (/s)
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Americans when they see that China is becoming the richest state in the world: “See, capitalism is so much better, good thing they have overcome communism.”
Americans when China is banning wikipedia: “See, this is literally what happens under communism.”
You'll see actions like this with just about every government on the planet. Leaders know that a dumb populace is easier to control and have do your bidding, much less likely to start a revolution. The worst ones, like China in this case, play with fire, blocking access to educational resources cause you don't like what they have to say.
You see attempts to dumb down the citizenry in the US as well, but here they're much more careful about it. Trim school funding here and there, think about how much our government blows on some things then shrugs cause they just can't increase school funding anymore. Try to influence media as much as possible. Establish social safety nets to help the poorest but make sure that it doesn't help them enough that they can climb out of their current state entirely, this keeps them focused on basic survival instead of questioning what's going on up top.
Trump is jealous of the dictatorships of the world, there he sees a singular, all powerful leader that can say and do whatever the hell they want. The media is state owned so controls the narrative and what the people get to hear so its only the government's side of the story. Obedience is aggressively taught, educational materials are strictly controlled to ensure the dictator is made to look like a god. The economies in those countries either by design or by accident are in such poor shape that the majority of the populace is super poor, they're so busy just keep their heads above water they don't have time or energy to revolt.
With China's growing authoritarianism it's inevitable that at some point in the future the ego brought about by their surveillance program will motivate politicians to step out of China to take sovereign lands. The world will either let them expand exponentially, or the world will force China into a conflict. And China knows that their Navy is not up to par to square against a joint allied effort. Infantry invation any of their oppositions land would spell the end of the PLA.
The problem was always the ability to edit just before you copied the information. Wiki is as likely as any other trusted source to be correct, but if you want to "prove" something wrong for a school paper, you can edit the page, print it off before someone reverts the edit and it looks legit. You can also claim it used to say whatever you want.
It wasn't that the info was wrong - it just allowed a student who wanted to misrepresent something to do so.
The solution to this is quite simple. Do a lesson on Wikipedia references. It can be as quick as a 10 min lesson. Say to the kids, you can use Wikipedia, but you are not allowed to cite it as a reference. Show the kids that there are references on the bottom of each Wikipedia page and take the quotes directly from that source. If any papers use [Wikipedia.org](https://Wikipedia.org) as a source they will get bumped down a letter grade from whatever the paper itself earns.
This will obviously be contingent on the teacher's ability to know this. I'm not sure most did when I was in school.