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How much can you trust what you find on the web

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How much can you trust what you find on the web? By John D. Thomas (August 24, 2011)



Learning The Importance of What is Right or wrong in the Digital Age


First Impression:

My first impression on this is that with the wide array of information present in the web our idea is that we just trust that information not knowing if it is correct information or not.



We will always live in a world of no truth, half-truths and whole-truths, and that’s the absolute truth.


Reflection Proper:

Information is widely spread all over the net and people use the internet to search for information like the history of a person, how to videos, and many other things. But can we trust all these information? The problem in the internet right now that people constantly dump information.in the internet whether it is accurate or not and make people believe in that information. Say example if a teacher found an information from the internet that is false and tries to teach that to the student, it will lead to spreading of false information that came from the internet. It is very easy to put false information in the internet just like in Wikipedia, the largest wiki site in the internet, where people can edit information of a certain term or the history of it. This issue is not only present in the net but also in the real world. Here in the Philippines the masses are consistently fed wrong or misleading information by the media. Just like Globe’s mobile data plan where it says unlimited internet but in realty there is a bandwidth cap every day, when you reach 200 megabytes of download that day you will not receive internet anymore until the next day. The lesson learned here is that information can be false, can be true or partly true. A good way to make all information accurate is to start by standardizing the access of information.



5 Things That I've learned (List down 5 things that you've learned from the article)

1. Information in the internet are always not true.

2. There are many people misled and give out false information.

3. Information by the word of mouth can also mislead people.

4. It is easy to tamper Wikipedia years ago.

5. People do not know when they are given information that is true or false.



5 Integrative Questions 

1. What will you do to avoid getting false information?

2. What do you think will happen when all information the truth was erased from the world?

3. How will you be able to change the person’s perspective if you know he or she is getting the wrong information?

4. What do you think is the best way to prevent this issue?

5. Why do you think people want to spread false information?



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