Whisper Pictures

We realised after this that there might not always be one clear version of events - especially in countries like Myanmar which is not a developed country. You shouldn't believe something if you haven't checked the information. The person at the start said one thing and it changed completely by the end of the line. It must be really hard to be a journalist and make sure your information is correct. The line which started with the most detailed description went slower but also lost the most detail. It's kind of like the news - when one person hears something, and posts it, but someone else has a totally different version of the story and tells loads of people that. It made us think about how Fake News starts.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    14 Sep 2018

    Well done honorable_bilberry for starting a new discussion on the Hub! Other BNC members may not know what this is about, so come back and add your comments after session two once you've done this activity!

    I awarded you a star here for your open-mindedness. I can see from the activity that you have made really good links between the pictures, the events in Myanmar and how news can be received. I'm curious to know more about fake news. You've suggested how it starts, and I was wondering why you think it travels so quickly. Why do people pass on these stories, even when they sometimes sound unbelievable?

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_bilberry | Portobello High School
    14 Sep 2018

    In the whisper activity our descriptions started quite differently from each other (both teams saw the same picture) and by the end they were even more different. That's quite similar to journalists in Myanmar. Different journalists tell different stories and by the time they reach the public they could have changed a lot. I think people pass on these stories BECAUSE they sound unbelievable.

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  • St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg chatty_temperature | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
    20 Sep 2018

    In the whisper game we had two teams and I was one of the agents when I saw the picture I had a different point of view from the other person because everyone has different points of views also it does depend on the angle we are looking from.

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