Listening Comprehension Assessment: Taking A Stand Against Fake News

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Listening Comprehension Assessment: Taking A Stand Against Fake News - Quiz

Watch the video (using this link https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=DUJwyzW4HNI&t=45s ) and decide whether each statement is True/False or Not Specified.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name:

  • 2. 

    500 hours of video every minute is uploaded to YouTube.

    • A.

      True 

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not specified

    Correct Answer
    A. True 
    Explanation
    The given statement states that 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. This implies that a large amount of video content is continually being added to the platform, indicating the popularity and vastness of YouTube as a video-sharing platform. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    2. YouTube has been trying to tackle the problem of hoax postings for many years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not Specified

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    YouTube has not been trying to tackle the problem of hoax postings for many years.

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  • 4. 

    3. YouTube’s problem is identical to that of Facebook and Twitter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not specified

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that YouTube's problem is the same as Facebook and Twitter's problem. However, the correct answer is False because the question does not provide any information about the specific problem being referred to. Without more context or details, it is not possible to determine if YouTube's problem is indeed identical to that of Facebook and Twitter.

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  • 5. 

    4. Breaking news events are more difficult to verify in terms of authenticity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not specified 

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Breaking news events are more difficult to verify in terms of authenticity because they are often rapidly unfolding and there may not be enough time for thorough fact-checking. In the rush to report the news first, journalists may rely on incomplete or unverified information, leading to inaccuracies. Additionally, breaking news events are often chaotic and involve multiple sources providing conflicting accounts, making it challenging to determine the truth. Therefore, it is true that breaking news events are more difficult to verify in terms of authenticity.

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  • 6. 

    5. Most fake news sources come from the US.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not Specified

    Correct Answer
    C. Not Specified
    Explanation
    The answer "Not Specified" indicates that the statement does not provide enough information to determine whether it is true or false. Without specific data or evidence, it is not possible to conclude that most fake news sources come from the US. The statement lacks clarity and supporting details, making it impossible to ascertain its accuracy.

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  • 7. 

    6. YouTube is currently losing credibility in the eyes of the public.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not Specified

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that YouTube is currently losing credibility in the eyes of the public. This means that people are starting to view YouTube as less trustworthy or reliable. The explanation for this could be due to various reasons such as the spread of misinformation or controversial content on the platform, issues with content moderation, or scandals involving popular YouTubers. This loss of credibility can have an impact on the platform's reputation and user trust.

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  • 8. 

    7. YouTube is taking this initiative for altruistic motives.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not Specified

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    YouTube is not taking this initiative for altruistic motives. This implies that YouTube's actions are not driven by selflessness or a desire to benefit others. Instead, there may be other motivations behind their initiative, such as financial gain or strategic positioning.

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  • 9. 

    8. YouTube accounts for the majority of Google’s revenue.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not Specified

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because although YouTube is a significant source of revenue for Google, it does not account for the majority of their revenue. Google's main revenue comes from its advertising business, particularly from the Google search engine and other advertising platforms. While YouTube does contribute to Google's overall revenue, it is not the primary source.

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  • 10. 

    9. Facebook is following in YouTube’s footsteps.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not Specified

    Correct Answer
    C. Not Specified
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that Facebook is imitating or copying the actions or strategies of YouTube. However, the answer "Not Specified" suggests that there is no clear information or evidence available to determine whether Facebook is indeed following in YouTube's footsteps or not.

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  • 11. 

    There is political, public and commercial pressure to tackle the problem in question.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Not Specified

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer, "True," suggests that there is indeed political, public, and commercial pressure to address the problem in question. This implies that various stakeholders, including politicians, the general public, and businesses, are actively pushing for a solution to the problem. The presence of such pressure indicates that the problem has gained significant attention and importance, making it necessary to take action.

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