Future looking pretty dim

In an article that I’ve recently read, it claims that people of this upcoming generation will have immense trouble discerning whether or not a picture or article is trustworthy. It claims that through case studies, around eighty to ninety percent of young students can not pick up the signs ,or lack thereof, that a piece of information that they’re reading is not true. It references an instance where they showed students a picture of a sunflower that looked very deformed. Then, they asked whether or not the picture was proof that nuclear radioactivity was affecting nature. We simulated this experiment in our own classroom and the results differ drastically from what the article claimed. Only around 25% of our class answered that the picture was proof of the effects of nuclear radioactivity. In my opinion, I think the stats are way too high and should be retested to maintain its accuracy. Compared to when this experiment was done, how would the results differ in 2017? How will the test groups change? Will they try to get information from smaller group sets? How will technology and the advancement of science change this? As far as I know, I am not convinced that this article is one hundred percent true.

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