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Cake day: December 25th, 2020


  • My recommendation would be if there’s a political issue being portrayed in the media with a specific slant (usually it starts with the headline), to then search using Metager, Qwant, or Google for a media outlet from the country in question or source to see how they’re spinning the same issue. The truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.

    For example, if you’re reading an article about China in western media, read about the same issue in Xinhua or CGTN to see what they say. Then critically assess both sides, and form an opinion. Pretend you’re working for the UN maybe. Likewise, if you read a story about US politics that is pro democrat, read the same article from a fox news or The Hill perspective. It’ll be pretty clear the Fox news (right wing) perspective is filled with logical fallacies but it still allows you to think critically and form your own opinion.

    You might also consider reading up on political economy perspectives on an issue or a country to see where their interests, and ergo, media bias lies. USA media is pro-USA. USA is an imperial nation with hegemonic interests around the world. USA media will always report international events with the USA being the good guy. I like Le Monde Diplomatique English Edition to get political economy perspectives on a country’s current affairs, you might find it educations.

    Alternatively, find academic bloggers who are experts in a region that share their opinions on current events to get a more nuanced perspective. The “Irussianality Blog” for example is written by a Canadian professor of eastern European studies.