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In Camila Domonoske’s article, “Students Have ‘Dismaying’ Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds,” Domonoske opens her article with “If the children are the future, the future might be very ill-informed.” I agree with her 100% and here’s why. The widely known Internet has existed since I have and just as how I grow up, it does the same. Trillions of sources occupy our search engines and most of them: clickbait. As human beings, our natural instinct is to simply accept things for what they are.
As high school students, we are at the stage where we just want to believe everything before we embark to college. We don’t question the given source’s credibility nor do we verify with it. We simply accept as a fact. The truth is that we are all being controlled by click baiters and for our every click is a penny for them. The Internet cannot be trusted.