PikachuPanda3 asked this brilliant question last week; it really got the bottom of why people worry about fake news. People worry that fake news has the power to change an election. Some people would argue that voters should be well-informed if they are to make a decision but in reality, that isn’t the case.
People can make a decision based on good information or bad information and when it comes to an election, that decision will still count. That is why people worry about fake news; because even if someone’s vote is based on incorrect information, that vote still counts.
Well done, PikachuPanda3, this question shows you’ve really understood and been thoughtful about this issue!
Check back after half term for the next Curiosity Corner Competition
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.