It's not a simple answer for me. I don't necessarily "get" my news from any place in particular. I see it more like getting "leads" from various
places. If the story or "lead" is interesting to me, then I'll try to get info from the source to confirm or refute what I saw. (note: Not the
"source" as in "the article linked", but the source of the issue itself. As in, a story about the State Dept would have me checking the State Dept's
site, the site of the activism group that's raising alarms about the State Dept's program, the actual documents and laws in question, etc.)
Because of this approach, I tend to visit a lot of "portal sites" because they carry articles and editorials from various other publications. So I end
up visiting sites like "Atimes.com", "AllAfrica.com", "AfricaNews.com", "Al-Monitor.com", and "Al-Jazeera", etc everyday to see what's new for their
regions. If a story piques my curiosity, I'll then look at more sites in the corresponding countries to see if I can learn more. I also end up
checking a lot of govt and company sites to see if they put out press releases, documents, etc that are mentioned in the articles (though that gets
boring so it better be something I care about).
I like visiting random forums for the same reason. In my eyes, forums basically exist to let people from around the world bring interesting news to my
yes, you're all serving my interests muahahaha!
). If something piques my curiosity, I'll look for more sources about the
issue, including going to the official site of the subject that's mentioned in the thread/post/blog.
Let's look at the recent recounts that were initiated by Jill Stein. People from all over the internet were yapping back & forth about what was going
on, usually just spreading info and rumors they'd heard from others. So I checked in on Jill Stein's official site, the Green Party sites for each of
those States, and the official websites for the election commissions from each affected State. There was a wealth of info at these locations,
including things like the official petitions for the recounts (which were good reading, btw).
Then I started researching the actual costs and procedures that would be needed to complete the recounts. I also started following different hashtags
on social media (like #auditthevote) to see any new info that others had brought to the table. When I saw something that piqued my curiosity, (you
guessed it) I looked for more sources about the issue, including going to the official site or the document of the subject that's mentioned in the
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