True, false or total bullshit quiz
20 Sep 2018

The special report in our Autumn 2018 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, The Age of Unreason, focuses on bullshit busting and what happens when emotion trumps facts. See how prone to bullshit you are by taking our quiz, based on articles featured in the magazine.

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The Turkish government are banning Charles Darwin from its textbooks. True or false?
A California-based university (USC) found Reddit is the main news source for young people. True or false?
US journalist Brian Williams was in a helicopter hit by a missile. True or false?
According to Consulta Mitofsky, trust in Mexican media has dropped by 12% in the last decade. True or false?
Donald Trump coined the term "fake news". True or false?
Cryonic companies sell death as optional. True or false?
Bumble bees use colour and spatial relationships to decide which colour of flower to forage from. True or false?
Research conducted by Columbia University found 40% of Donald Trump supporters relied on Fox for their news. True or false?
Brazil was the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage in 2010. True or false?
Parenting forums are the websites people are most likely to lie on, according to research by Indiana University. True or false?
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The Age of Unreason

The autumn 2018 issue of Index on Censorship magazine explores the age of unreason. Are facts under attack? Can you still have a debate? We explore these questions in the issue, with science to back it up.

With: Timandra Harkness, Ian Rankin, Sheng Keyi


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