Students React: Podcast #1, Fake News

Freshmen Respond to Senior Podcast


My thoughts on what I heard in the podcast are, I can’t believe how much fake news has been spread all over the internet since Covid. I believe that social media platforms should have a feature that tells you when there is a chance of you reading fake news. I think we read more fake news than real news on a daily basis. What is real nowadays? What can we trust and who can we trust? Think about it: everybody does something they aren’t used to doing just to live up to someone’s expectation, so people create fake news to make people feel happy, sad, and to live up to someone’s expectations. Most likely people will believe fake news because the news that they’re reading probably relates to how they feel, which makes them feel good about themselves. I learned that fake news can affect us citizens because it causes people to make inappropriate behavior. Fake news has caused heated discussions between family and friends and fake news gets around because people who believe it’s true will share it to more people and the more people that hears about the fake info will believe it’s true and the cycle will keep going on.

Kayla Marie Antonio

I learned that our era is called the disinformation age because of how quickly information can spread online, and how people don’t know whether it is true or not. I also learned that fake news has been popular especially around the presidential election and over the whole coronavirus pandemic. Finally, conspiracy theories span over many different topics like history, science, politics, and more.

Isaac Nakano

Fake news is dangerous and destructive, to not just to students but everyone who listens and believes everything that they hear. There is much fake news mixed in with what’s real. It throws your mind into a ball that just can’t be untangled. What do you believe? Who is telling the truth? It’s already hard enough to trust what others say, fake news just corrupts our minds. I don’t think that most people who sell fake news realize how much danger that they can put their readers in. The fact that our generation this day is so into the internet and these sources and stories come and go and they don’t know what to believe. For example look at the presidential election, look at how much violence came out of just news that people had heard. We need to stop publishing lies and let the people know what is really going on today. 

Rylee Velazquez

I agree with mostly everything that was stated in this podcast. I believe fake news can be very harmful, if not dealt with. I have seen firsthand how much damage fake news can do to people. I believe it is our job as people to help stop the spread of fake news. I learned nothing new, but that’s fine, hopefully other people will learn something new from this podcast episode.

Shane Scalf

I learned from this podcast that fake news can go a long way and damage things and others and just not do good things. Fake news can make people feel a certain way and then make others feel different and cause commotion, and this all falls on the citizens from my perspective. It falls on the citizens because they are putting fake stuff out there by choice and letting it get as far as it goes and breaking bridges as it goes. Fake news needs to stop and the source that you use needs to be credible and reliable. 

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