The more you struggle to identify satire in a continuous stream of mind-boggling information, the saner you are. We challenge you to take the quiz and find it out yourself!
text and collage by the IotL Magazine
Dear reader, it could not escape you that satire and serious news have become practically indistinguishable. In fact, as was reported by Bis-Serjetà—the only website in Malta that reports the news in a serious, accurate way—its stories have escaped to other news websites.
We bet, plenty of readers wish that every dead serious bizarre headline they come across on a daily basis were a piece of good satire. After Brexit, Trump, high-profile corruption scandals and the regular misdeeds of the construction industry on our shores, nothing seems too absurd to be unbelievable.
Hence, an ability to tell satire and serious news apart could be an indicator of one’s sanity. The more you struggle to identify satire in a continuous stream of mind-boggling information, the saner you are. Below are headlines and excerpts from articles by Malta’s major news platforms, alongside with those by Bis-Serjetà. How well can you distinguish between satire and news? We challenge you to take the quiz and find it out yourself!
No swimming pool for Ian Borg.
If a robot can visibly demonstrate a knowledge of its rights and responsibilities of being a citizen, then there [sic] us no reason it shouldn’t be one.
“Social housing is not for life”, says Joseph Muscat while giving public land to private companies in perpetuity.
An excavator has descended from the sky in Gżira and proclaimed itself as Malta’s new God.
Rent contracts will all have to be registered on the blockchain, Prime Minister says.
No injuries as tower crane drops load of concrete bricks onto van in Gzira.
“And another point is that sometimes, accidents do happen,” Sandro Chetcuti added.
“There are those who want the Government to somehow create green spaces out of thin air for people who live in over-built places like Sliema,” Muscat told the crowd of Labour supporters.
Speaking during a brief telephone interview on the Labour Party’s ONE radio, Dr Muscat said it would be the easiest thing to play the part of the “Christmas saint” and allow the group of migrants to disembark on the island […].
BREAKING: Mizzi and Schembri Resign to Become TV Chefs
Muscat Calls On Leftwing Forces To ‘Embrace Capitalism’, Unite And Get Majority In EU Parliament.
Small and medium enterprises have shot down an EU directive through which men will benefit from 10 days of paternity leave while employers said they will not fork out a cent.
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