Writing 수업 Sample
Topic : Fake news - Why is it happening?
Fake news – Why is it happening? Today, we will discuss fake news. Why is ithappening? Why are people creating fake news?
Have they got nothing better to do?
To clarify, fake news is the deliberate spread of misinformation. It is a type of hoax. It is phoney news. It can also be biased news, to derail a situation or real story.
Fake news is not factual news. So when people read a story, they struggle to know whether it is fact or fiction.
Like it or lump it, fake news is everywhere. The internet is flooded with fake news. It helps amplify someone’s viewpoint and helps increase online readership and online sharing.
This drives profits up, as payments are generated when ads are clicked. Fake news can go viral, thus increasing clicks and income, even more.
Right now, many people are discussing fake news. There are websites dedicated to this. Quite why fake news is allowed is beyond me, but these days, the internet allows this, as does social media. It makes it easy to spread fake or false news. This can also be government propaganda. TV channels have added their fake news, as well, which can also be for political reasons.
At a White House press conference recently, the new American president Donald Trump blasted CNN and the BBC for their fake news reporting on him.
Both organisations were banned from the next White House press briefing.
Donald Trump said, “Fake news is the enemy of the people, and they are”. He added, “They have no sources, they just make ‘em up, when there are none.” He has attacked The New York Times
for their fake news. It sent readership subscriptions through the roof.
Russia, allegedly, has been accused of creating fake American news. Meanwhile, Facebook is supposedly fighting fake news. Really?
Writing in class
1) On the board - In pairs/As a class, list 5 different fake news stories. 20 minutes. Talk briefly about each of them .
2) Sentence starters - Finish these sentence starters. Correct your mistakes. Compare what other people have written.
1) Fake news ___________________________
2) I think ______________________________
3) The internet __________________________
3) Write down 50 words about: Fake news – Why is it happening? Your words can be read out in class.
Writing at home
Choose one of fake news you have written.
Write 200 words about it and bring it to next class : What is it about? Why is it happening?