With social media being all around us, believing things we read on the internet couldn’t be any easier. But everything on the internet, however, is not true. Sam Wineburg feels that determining between information in which is true or false should be a skill taught in our education for the type of society we live in today. He feels that it is prevented from education systems blocking unreliable sources on the computers at school making it seem as if all the information found on the internet is true. Sam feels that this has caused students to believe anything they see on their phones true as well leading them to share all this false information between their friends. Along with Sam Wineburg, I feel that this is one of many reasons causing many students to believe that all the information found on the internet is true. I feel that the one sharing the information also has a high reasoning behind students determining whether the information is true or not. If the account in which is posting the information or the one who might be sharing it may seem reliable by their possible popularity or the type of account in which is made and how they might have posted the information may also help make the information believable. This is seen through the use of informative hashtags and also account names, but anybody can be making these accounts making the information unreliable. Sam Wineburg has informative information, but I look to investigate more within this topic and see what students believe or not believe in.
Picture From: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/23/503129818/study-finds-students-have-dismaying-inability-to-tell-fake-news-from-real