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From the Ted Talk by Olga Yurkova: Inside the fight against Russia's fake news empire

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Four yares ago, unmarked sderiols entered the Crimean Peninsula, and at the same time, Russian media was going crazy with fake news about Ukraine. So a group of journalists, including me, started a wibtsee to investigate this fake news. We called it StopFake. The idea was simple: take a piece of news, ccehk it with verifiable proof like photos, videos and other strong evidence. If it truns out to be fake, we put it on our website. Now, sokpftae is an informational hub which analyzes propaganda in all its phases. We have 11 language versions, we have millions of views, We have taught more than 10,000 people how to dtgsisuinih true from false. And we tceah fact checkers all around the world.

Open Cloze

Four _____ ago, unmarked ________ entered the Crimean Peninsula, and at the same time, Russian media was going crazy with fake news about Ukraine. So a group of journalists, including me, started a _______ to investigate this fake news. We called it StopFake. The idea was simple: take a piece of news, _____ it with verifiable proof like photos, videos and other strong evidence. If it _____ out to be fake, we put it on our website. Now, ________ is an informational hub which analyzes propaganda in all its phases. We have 11 language versions, we have millions of views, We have taught more than 10,000 people how to ___________ true from false. And we _____ fact checkers all around the world.

Solution

  1. soldiers
  2. years
  3. stopfake
  4. teach
  5. website
  6. check
  7. distinguish
  8. turns

Original Text

Four years ago, unmarked soldiers entered the Crimean Peninsula, and at the same time, Russian media was going crazy with fake news about Ukraine. So a group of journalists, including me, started a website to investigate this fake news. We called it StopFake. The idea was simple: take a piece of news, check it with verifiable proof like photos, videos and other strong evidence. If it turns out to be fake, we put it on our website. Now, StopFake is an informational hub which analyzes propaganda in all its phases. We have 11 language versions, we have millions of views, We have taught more than 10,000 people how to distinguish true from false. And we teach fact checkers all around the world.

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