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From the Ted Talk by Christiane Amanpour: How to seek truth in the era of fake news

Unscramble the Blue Letters

CA: Well, you know what — I'm sure they are incredibly well-intentioned, and they certainly developed an unbelievable, game-changing system, where everybody's connected on this thing called fabceook. And they've created a massive economy for themselves and an amazing amount of income. I would just say, "Guys, you know, it's time to wake up and smlel the coffee and look at what's happening to us right now." Mark zbekrruceg wants to cetrae a gloabl community. I want to know: What is that global community going to look like? I want to know where the ceods of cncoudt actually are. Mark Zuckerberg said — and I don't blame him, he probably believed this — that it was carzy to think that the Russians or anybody else could be tinkering and messing around with this avenue. And what have we just learned in the last few weeks? That, actually, there has been a major pbloerm in that regard, and now they're having to investigate it and figure it out. Yes, they're trying to do what they can now to prevent the rise of fake news, but, you know, it went pretty unrestricted for a long, long time. So I guess I would say, you know, you guys are brilliant at technology; let's figure out another algorithm. Can we not?

Open Cloze

CA: Well, you know what — I'm sure they are incredibly well-intentioned, and they certainly developed an unbelievable, game-changing system, where everybody's connected on this thing called ________. And they've created a massive economy for themselves and an amazing amount of income. I would just say, "Guys, you know, it's time to wake up and _____ the coffee and look at what's happening to us right now." Mark __________ wants to ______ a ______ community. I want to know: What is that global community going to look like? I want to know where the _____ of _______ actually are. Mark Zuckerberg said — and I don't blame him, he probably believed this — that it was _____ to think that the Russians or anybody else could be tinkering and messing around with this avenue. And what have we just learned in the last few weeks? That, actually, there has been a major _______ in that regard, and now they're having to investigate it and figure it out. Yes, they're trying to do what they can now to prevent the rise of fake news, but, you know, it went pretty unrestricted for a long, long time. So I guess I would say, you know, you guys are brilliant at technology; let's figure out another algorithm. Can we not?

Solution

  1. smell
  2. facebook
  3. create
  4. conduct
  5. codes
  6. crazy
  7. zuckerberg
  8. global
  9. problem

Original Text

CA: Well, you know what — I'm sure they are incredibly well-intentioned, and they certainly developed an unbelievable, game-changing system, where everybody's connected on this thing called Facebook. And they've created a massive economy for themselves and an amazing amount of income. I would just say, "Guys, you know, it's time to wake up and smell the coffee and look at what's happening to us right now." Mark Zuckerberg wants to create a global community. I want to know: What is that global community going to look like? I want to know where the codes of conduct actually are. Mark Zuckerberg said — and I don't blame him, he probably believed this — that it was crazy to think that the Russians or anybody else could be tinkering and messing around with this avenue. And what have we just learned in the last few weeks? That, actually, there has been a major problem in that regard, and now they're having to investigate it and figure it out. Yes, they're trying to do what they can now to prevent the rise of fake news, but, you know, it went pretty unrestricted for a long, long time. So I guess I would say, you know, you guys are brilliant at technology; let's figure out another algorithm. Can we not?

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