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Blindspot Report

May 5 - 11

The weekly Blindspot Report from Ground News puts a spotlight on news that publications from one side of the political spectrum or the other had little to no reporting on.


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Iranian forces blow up "U.S. Capitol" in new video clip as nuclear deal negotiations continue
A state-controlled Iranian media channel released a propaganda video depicting a animated terror attack on the U.S. Capitol carried out by its elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
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Distribution of 11 sources
9 Right 91%
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Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter
China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media. Liu Xiaoming, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is one of the party’s most successful foot soldiers on this evolving online battlefield, gaining more than 119,000 followers.
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Distribution of 13 sources
Left 54% Center 31% 15%
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California sseeks end of advanced math, critics say, in the name of equity
California's Department of Education is working on a new framework for K-12 mathematics that discourages gifted students from enrolling in accelerated classes that study advanced concepts like calculus. The goal is a deeper understanding of concepts rather than a race through memorized skill sets, supporters say. Critics, however, question whether the effort will be an attempt to sacrifice advanced students on the altar of equity amid a desire to keep students together in math class until junior year in high school.
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Distribution of 10 sources
20% Right 80%
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Mental health professionals to get some Baltimore 911 calls
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced a pilot program Friday that would direct some 911 calls to mental health professionals rather than police.Scott said 13,00 calls are received yearly for behavioral health issues.
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Distribution of 12 sources
Left 67% 25% 8
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Documents allegedly reveal China discussed weaponisation of coronaviruses prior to pandemic
According to a report by the Weekend Australian, a document written by Chinese scientists and health officials in 2015 states that SARS coronaviruses were a "new era of genetic weapons" that could be "artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus.
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Distribution of 30 sources
17% 10% Right 73%
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Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises in 2020
Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is again grim, according to a report by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC).
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Distribution of 28 sources
Left 61% 28% 11%
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Highlighting discrepancies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets.

This week's story

Nine children among 20 killed in Gaza, Palestinian health officials say

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What do the different news outlets focus on when reporting on this story?

Democracy Now! · US · LEFT
Israel Kills Dozens in Gaza While Imposing “Constant War” on Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem
The Times of Israel · Israel · LEFT
Gaza terrorists fire barrages at Jerusalem, southern Israel, raising fear of war
Fox News · US · RIGHT
Gaza militants, Israel trade new rocket fire and airstrikes
Mehr News Agency · Iran · RIGHT
Zionist attack on Gaza leaves 24 martyred, incl. 9 children
Jerusalem Post · Israel · RIGHT
Palestinians say 20 killed, 95 injured in Israeli strikes on Gaza Strip

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