In the beginning of the Coronavirus Pandemic, I did not know what to believe, or
what to do. I was only in tenth grade, so I just had to follow along with what my
parents told me to do, based on the information that they were receiving via the news
media. However, when the media turned the statements made by President Trump
about ingesting disinfectant, I knew that it was not meant literally. Nor do I think that
drinking disinfectant would ever be a good idea. I can use common sense.
Regarding Putin and everything going on in the world right now, I really was not
certain about the video and whether he was sending aid to Palestine. I allowed my
opinion of him to convince me that he was doing so.
Honestly, I wish that fake news would be outlawed! And, it certainly should not have
any part of politics! "Fake news articles are those that are intentionally and verifiably
false, designed to manipulate people's perceptions of real facts, events, and
statements" (UC Santa Barbara, n.d.). The public deserves the truth, and not what
someone has made up to try to sway our vote one way or another.
deceptive, for the voters and can ruin the person's reputation. There should certainly
be regulations for the media.
The type of information they deliver should be
restricted, making sure that everything is fact-checked, and from a credible and
There is enough bad information in the world.
It should not be
coming from the media outlets. They should be people who we can trust.
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