Curiosity Corner Competition no.29

Last week, we asked you to be curious about why we need to be able to trust the news. This question from Emojigirl18 at Wold Academy raises a really interesting point about how not being able to trust the news could have affected us already. This question uses knowledge of the issue and was debatable so well done to Emojigirl18!

Enter this week’s competition here.

TIPS FOR GREAT QUESTIONS

We look for questions that make people think about the issue. Make sure they are:

  • Debatable – make sure people could have different points of view on the answer.
  • Based on what you have learned or thought about the issue so far.

53 Comments

  1. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    How do you know what the election was not rigged with fake news between Donald trump and Hillary Clinton

    kc

  2. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    How will fake news effect the upcoming election?
    TheAsgardianReporter

  3. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    Can the media be 100% trusted?
    RavenTheRauthor

  4. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    how do they expect us to trust the people that we are choosing to be in control of our country if the news is not true?

    BambiBoo

  5. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Since teenagers are so susceptible to suggestion, shouldn’t we take more action on reducing fake news on social media?

    VulneraSanentur4

  6. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    Can people with power stop Fake News?
    BxChrono

  7. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Should making fake news without saying in the writing be illegal?
    Bluesnowleopard

  8. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Is fake news the opposite to democracy in the election?
    goldrhino

  9. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    What if we think that true news is fake news?
    lilyose

  10. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    Do we as a community need to develop a system that indicates some breaking news is important?
    For example: if they show evidence and different footage from the news story it will make the news more believable. However if there is no available footage there could be run down until some footage is released and then the news channels and journalists can present it as important.
    Rich154

  11. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Should leaders listen to the minority or majority of their people?
    -CoolBooks

  12. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Is there a way to trust news sites and how can we learn to trust them?

    – Cranky Fox

  13. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    How can you stop fake news spreading and causing confusion and worry within the media???

    – floppy flamingo

  14. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    If news is soo important why cant the professionals like journalists just go through the news and find what’s true?

    By Tazmanian Devil

  15. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    Why do some people read fake news instead of real news?

    Gowry5

  16. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    How do journalists know if all the information that they find is true?
    Minnie2395

  17. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    what can we believe now.?. how do you know that all news is important… is the press spreading rumours to get more attention.

    Turbanator

  18. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    What steps do you take if you realize you have accidentally given fake news? Do you apologize and give the right news or do you leave it?

    catopie

  19. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    how does fake news affect our lives?
    lionheart121

  20. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    how can we trust new if barley any of its true?

    lil’dip

  21. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    It is important we trust the news.
    However it is no chance that the news can be 0% right.
    So how can we trust the news?
    #Priceless Bunnie

  22. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Why should we trust the news?
    Half of the people might believe it is right but how can you be sure?
    Would we also have to trust the news?
    Why should we?
    #Priceless Bunnie

  23. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    What if people are faking big bad news and it’s wrong and a massive war happens and it ends in disaster?
    #Priceless Bunnie

  24. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    What if we think that’s the wrong news and it is right?
    That’s a big thing we have to change in the world because if we don’t change it about fake new we don’t know whether we can trust ourselves or not,right?

    #Priceless bunny

  25. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    Why is fake news trying to get the world worried?

    RL

  26. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    Is fake news only being circulated because of social media?

    HB

  27. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    Was Trump the one who leaked fake news?

    JH

  28. If fake news never happened, would our leaders be different?

    Emojigirl18

  29. Why does fake news exist in the first place if we know it causes terrible problems?

    HarryPotterfan

  30. Why does fake news exist on real news pages?

    Sabretooth2.0

  31. What would happen if fake news was spread everywhere and everyone believed it?

    Illuminati101

  32. If fake news gets bigger and more political parties get less votes because of this, what will political parties and MPs do about it?

    Unicorngymnast82

  33. Who is responsible for preventing fake news?

    WA4HU

  34. Is the quantity or quality of the media important in a democracy?
    FieryFaradayJourno

  35. If fake news becomes more popular on social media what would be done about it?

    honeyrights

  36. Should people be able to take a vote without the media?

    -Pheobewriterz

  37. Should people make important decisions when it comes to news?

    -TheHowlingWolf 13

  38. If somebody provides fake news that affects important decisions should they be punished?

    Hardthinker

  39. If Southwark put news on the internet and someone claimed it to be fake news even though it is real how would the media deal with it?
    Wilfdebates and Nixontheblogger

  40. Is it right to judge people – like MPs – based on the news you find on the media?
    FreeSpeech

  41. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    How can something as simple as an article have such a huge impact on our political beliefs?

    Delta

  42. When we can no longer trust the news media then who can we rely on to tell us the truth?

    ToBeFank

  43. Upton Cross Primary School Upton Cross Primary School

    do you think there is over 1 billion fake reports in the world?
    by bloom22

  44. Upton Cross Primary School Upton Cross Primary School

    Shouldn’t we be stopping fake news? If we don’t stop fake news then it will spread a lot and the elcection will be ruined. FAKE NEWS IS UPSETTING PEOPLE!

    By man united 634

  45. Upton Cross Primary School Upton Cross Primary School

    Actually I don’t know what the point of fake news is about,its just teaching kids/adults non realistic fats about the news.

    By:PurpleNewsgirl5

  46. William Patten Primary School William Patten Primary School

    Which news can we trust?If we discovered fake news what would we do about it?
    PikachuPanda3

  47. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    i think that the one we should trust should be the that you believe is real.
    kitten kindness123

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