Twitter, now X, was once a useful site for breaking news. The Baltimore bridge collapse shows those days are long gone.

  • @[email protected]
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    82 months ago

    Lemmy is massively biased though. While that doesn’t mean the articles aren’t factual, you’re still only ever hearing one side of the story. What I find time after time is that majority of people who have strong opinions about current events are completely uncapable of fairly steelmanning the opposing side’s argument.

    • RedFox
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      52 months ago

      Agreed.

      Lemmy, you are biased. You probably don’t intend to be, but it’s true for now.

      Going to sound weird, but I came here because of who I knew the vocal people were. I didn’t understand many of their view points and reasons for being mad/hateful/etc. I am much more enlightened now and learn different perspectives everyday.

      It is a giant echo chamber though if you are already very rooted in the spectrum here, and voicing decent usually leads to dog pile.

      This is related to attitudes about news, politics, etc.

    • @stoly
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      12 months ago

      I’m not sure why you think that news orgs aren’t also biased. Everything and everyone is biased, even those that genuinely try to not let it show through and be fully impartial.

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      • @[email protected]
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        12 months ago

        So what are you implying? That it doesn’t matter where you get your news because all sources are biased anyway?

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          • @[email protected]
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            52 months ago

            There’s still a massive difference between news sources like NY times and Breitbart. It matters where you get your news from and even if it’s coming from a biased source you should atleast be aware of the bias. Some sites atleast try to counter their bias while others embrace it. These things matter. It’s not binary.

            • hamid
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              -12 months ago

              Difference in quality? Yes. Difference in bias? No. The NYT has an extreme neo liberal US oriented business empire bias that as a refugee of the Iran Iraq war and victim of US foreign policy they supported that I don’t trust. I also don’t trust Breitbart.