BBC News: How Covid conspiracies, ‘fake news’ and misinformation spread in 2020

Here’s a news item from the BBC which we will use for today’s listening activity:

First, read the instructions to help you get the most benefit from the task:

  1. Click on the link – BBC news – and watch without subtitles
  2. Watch it again but this time with subtitles in English. Don’t worry about any words you don’t understand
  3. Watch once more (with subtitles) and pause when you find a word you don’t know
  4. Use an English only dictionary to find the meaning of these words
  5. Do not look up the meaning of every word you don’t know but only the ones you think are interesting

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2 thoughts on “BBC News: How Covid conspiracies, ‘fake news’ and misinformation spread in 2020

  1. The end message is very good. But what I know about this kind of information all the political parties, and goverments normally used (some in the front some in the back) In my opinion. Is better dont put any politician in the news. In this new is like some politician are bad, means the others are good… jeje

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    1. I agree. Plus, this has been going on for hundreds, maybe thousands, of years. Except that today, with social media and instant messaging, fake news can reach many more people and much faster than previously.


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