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Laurel or Yanny? A fact-checker’s guide

PolitiFact Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Once again, America is a nation fiercely divided. This time, it’s not about politics. It’s Team Yanny vs. Team Laurel. The debate started three days ago when a Reddit user shared a four-second audio clip with a simple question: "What do you guys hear?" The choices: Yanny or Laurel. After being posted on Reddit, the clip blew up on other social media platforms. See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com Reminiscent of "the dress" phenomenon of 2015, different people heard different names — and insisted it was their sense that was right. How does this work? Here’s PolitiFact’s take on the facts ... >>More
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Are you team Yanny or team Laurel? The internet phenomenon that has played tricks on the ears of many now has a probable answer thanks to a professor. Keri Lumm reports.

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