This cartoon appeared in Monday’s Wall Street Journal newspaper. Who do you think the “they” refers to?
Here is a story from today’s New York Times about a man who wrote fake news stories during the presidential election. Do you think he will continue to write fake news in the future? Why or why not?
Can you tell which photographs are real and which are fake? Some pictures are realistic-looking, but are still false. Maybe a graphic artist used the program Adobe Photoshop to make changes to a photograph on the computer? Download this file, from Authentication Beyond the Classroom, for examples.
Jackalope picture from http://www.legendsofamerica.com/photos-wyoming/Jackalopepc.jpg
The new topic is: Social media websites should be allowed to publish fake news.
Round two begins the week of January 24th. Schedule will be announced soon!
Ready… set… debate!
The NY Times republished a 2000 debate about whether the electoral college should be abolished. Read it here.
We present the latest live debate background!
Thank you Adam for the colorful image.
Are you ready?? We are eager to hear the arguments that the teams will introduce this week as we kick off the new debate season. Tune in to check out the competition!
The Round 1 Topic has been announced:
Schools should not give homework.
Get busy people. You have your homework cut out for you! (Oh, wait….)
Last year’s hot-button topic on whether Apple should unlock a terrorist’s iPhone for the FBI is still in the news. As you may recall, a private company did unlock the iphone, without Apple’s blessing. Now, several news organizations want to find out how it was done.
Do you remember our 2015 debate topic “All U.S. citizens (over the age of 18) should be required to vote?” Well, here is a news tidbit about the number of Americans who do actually vote.