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"From the Ted Talk by Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online"

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So we set about going to work on this video, and the only thing that we had to go on was the ursmenae on the yuutboe account. There was only one video peotsd to that account, and the username was Rita Krill. And we didn't know if Rita existed or if it was a fake name. But we started looking, and we used free Internet tools to do so. The first one was called spekoo, which alloewd us to look for Rita Krills. So we looked all over the U.S. We found them in New York, we found them in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Florida. So we went and we looked for a second free Internet tool called Wolfram Alpha, and we checked the weather reports for the day in which this video had been uploaded, and when we went through all those various cities, we found that in Florida, there were thunderstorms and rain on the day. So we went to the white pages, and we found, we looked through the Rita Krills in the phonebook, and we looked through a cpluoe of different asderseds, and that took us to Google Maps, where we found a huose. And we found a house with a snmmwiig pool that looked rkbmaalery like Rita's. So we went back to the video, and we had to look for clues that we could cross-reference. So if you look in the video, there's the big umbrella, there's a white lilo in the pool, there are some unlslauuy rounded edges in the swimming pool, and there's two trees in the background. And we went back to gglooe Maps, and we looked a little bit cosler, and sure enough, there's the wihte lilo, there are the two trees, there's the umbrella. It's actually folded in this photo. Little bit of trickery. And there are the rounded egdes on the swimming pool. So we were able to call Rita, clear the video, make sure that it had been shot, and then our clients were delighted because they were able to run it without being werriod.

Open Cloze

So we set about going to work on this video, and the only thing that we had to go on was the ________ on the _______ account. There was only one video ______ to that account, and the username was Rita Krill. And we didn't know if Rita existed or if it was a fake name. But we started looking, and we used free Internet tools to do so. The first one was called ______, which _______ us to look for Rita Krills. So we looked all over the U.S. We found them in New York, we found them in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Florida. So we went and we looked for a second free Internet tool called Wolfram Alpha, and we checked the weather reports for the day in which this video had been uploaded, and when we went through all those various cities, we found that in Florida, there were thunderstorms and rain on the day. So we went to the white pages, and we found, we looked through the Rita Krills in the phonebook, and we looked through a ______ of different _________, and that took us to Google Maps, where we found a _____. And we found a house with a ________ pool that looked __________ like Rita's. So we went back to the video, and we had to look for clues that we could cross-reference. So if you look in the video, there's the big umbrella, there's a white lilo in the pool, there are some _________ rounded edges in the swimming pool, and there's two trees in the background. And we went back to ______ Maps, and we looked a little bit ______, and sure enough, there's the _____ lilo, there are the two trees, there's the umbrella. It's actually folded in this photo. Little bit of trickery. And there are the rounded _____ on the swimming pool. So we were able to call Rita, clear the video, make sure that it had been shot, and then our clients were delighted because they were able to run it without being _______.

Solution

  1. username
  2. closer
  3. google
  4. addresses
  5. house
  6. spokeo
  7. couple
  8. youtube
  9. worried
  10. edges
  11. allowed
  12. unusually
  13. white
  14. swimming
  15. remarkably
  16. posted

Original Text

So we set about going to work on this video, and the only thing that we had to go on was the username on the YouTube account. There was only one video posted to that account, and the username was Rita Krill. And we didn't know if Rita existed or if it was a fake name. But we started looking, and we used free Internet tools to do so. The first one was called Spokeo, which allowed us to look for Rita Krills. So we looked all over the U.S. We found them in New York, we found them in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Florida. So we went and we looked for a second free Internet tool called Wolfram Alpha, and we checked the weather reports for the day in which this video had been uploaded, and when we went through all those various cities, we found that in Florida, there were thunderstorms and rain on the day. So we went to the white pages, and we found, we looked through the Rita Krills in the phonebook, and we looked through a couple of different addresses, and that took us to Google Maps, where we found a house. And we found a house with a swimming pool that looked remarkably like Rita's. So we went back to the video, and we had to look for clues that we could cross-reference. So if you look in the video, there's the big umbrella, there's a white lilo in the pool, there are some unusually rounded edges in the swimming pool, and there's two trees in the background. And we went back to Google Maps, and we looked a little bit closer, and sure enough, there's the white lilo, there are the two trees, there's the umbrella. It's actually folded in this photo. Little bit of trickery. And there are the rounded edges on the swimming pool. So we were able to call Rita, clear the video, make sure that it had been shot, and then our clients were delighted because they were able to run it without being worried.

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Important Words

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  2. addresses
  3. allowed
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  10. checked
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  13. clients
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  16. couple
  17. day
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  34. pages
  35. pennsylvania
  36. phonebook
  37. photo
  38. pool
  39. posted
  40. rain
  41. remarkably
  42. reports
  43. rita
  44. rounded
  45. run
  46. set
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  48. spokeo
  49. started
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  52. tool
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  66. york
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