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From the Ted Talk by Nanfu Wang: What it was like to grow up under China's one-child policy

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China is not the only place where this happens. There is no cnrouty on earth where propaganda isn't present. And in societies that are supposed to be more open and free than chnia, it can be even harder to rizoegnce what propaganda looks like. It hides in plain sight as news reports, TV cmmroiaecls, political campaigning and in our sicoal media feeds. It works to change our minds without our klngodwee. Every society is vulnerable to accepting propaganda as truth, and no society where propaganda replaces the truth can be truly free.

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China is not the only place where this happens. There is no _______ on earth where propaganda isn't present. And in societies that are supposed to be more open and free than _____, it can be even harder to _________ what propaganda looks like. It hides in plain sight as news reports, TV ___________, political campaigning and in our ______ media feeds. It works to change our minds without our _________. Every society is vulnerable to accepting propaganda as truth, and no society where propaganda replaces the truth can be truly free.

Solution

  1. recognize
  2. commercials
  3. knowledge
  4. country
  5. social
  6. china

Original Text

China is not the only place where this happens. There is no country on earth where propaganda isn't present. And in societies that are supposed to be more open and free than China, it can be even harder to recognize what propaganda looks like. It hides in plain sight as news reports, TV commercials, political campaigning and in our social media feeds. It works to change our minds without our knowledge. Every society is vulnerable to accepting propaganda as truth, and no society where propaganda replaces the truth can be truly free.

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