Alternative media sources are better than propaganda machines. The BBC and the Guardian are not to be trusted.
Did you see how the Guardian behaved over the cou in Bolivia, for instance? They were on the fence and avoided any mention of a "cou", and then jumped at the chance to promote the Organization of American States' response to what happened in the elections.
Use alternative media.
@puffinus_puffinus Guardian behaved transphobic af (especially the UK one)
@charlag Really? I haven't seen that :(
@alx yes! I ought to have put that on the list too. I do actually subscribe to them.
@alx local to you?
@puffinus_puffinus Yep - I moved here a few years ago. Stumbled across one of their early issues and been a member ever since.
@alx nice! I might be moving to Bristol
@puffinus_puffinus Oh cool! Hit me up if you've got any questions about it here / wanted pointers or anything.
@alx Thanks! I am actually on the lookout for a housing co-op to join in Bristol. It's one of the roots I could take with my life, at least. I've gotten in touch with a few but had no luck so far. Do you know of any with spaces? Bristol seems to be overflowing with co-op projects, which is pretty cool.
@puffinus_puffinus One of my friends is in a co-op, I'll ask her if she knows of anything coming up.
@puffinus_puffinus If you don't already know it, there's a Facebook group ( ) called Bristol Alternative Abodes, that I think she found it through originally.
@alx I'll have to check that our, cheers. I don't use Facebook but I'll work something out.
But Newsnow.co.uk is a good aggregator and a way of getting a feel for what the *mainstream* press is reporting.
It's not the source of news for me per se, but a way of seeing how others see things.
Not sure it belongs on the list, but in the way I use RSS feeds from lots of sources, it gives an overview of what people see.
canadian here: I read that as New Snow :-)
Yes, I am laughing at myself right now! :-)
https://news.kalum.ca [guest/guest] is my own attempt at reading broadly. I endorse none of them. Just don't be an idiot: don't read RT for news of Ukraine. Don't read Indian papers for news of J&K or Pak... @puffinus_puffinus
@puffinus_puffinus I'm a regular reader of all of these except the gray zone, which I'd never heard of until now.
I did a bit of research and found out that the guy that runs it is very closely associated with Russia Today. He supports the Assad regime and pushed conspiracy theories about the White Helmets, he once appeared on stage at an RT convention alongside Michael Flynn and Ken Livingstone and has denied that the Venezuelan police force used tear gas against opposition protestors.
That's not to say TGZ should be disregarded as a journalistic source, though their biases towards certain state regimes should be taken into account.
@GreenandBlack Okay, thanks a lot for that. I'll bear that in mind.
@puffinus_puffinus always use multiple sources, different perspectives. Left, right, middle and everything in between. Read it all and make up your own mind. Alternative media is not equivalent to true media.
@skranz I don't feel that there's much to be gained from listening to the mouthpieces of the state, or right wing folks' views.
@puffinus_puffinus It's the only way for me to make sure not to end up in just another of those bubbles I'm trying to avoid. Listening doesn't mean accepting or even adapting.
@skranz Sure. I do read the Guardian quite a lot, and I believe many of their articles to be okay, and I do also listen to the presentations of some right wing / centrist journalists, but I am still pay attention to more anarchist media.
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