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LAST WEEK, WE ASKED IF YOU THOUGHT FACEBOOK SHOULD TRY TO LIMIT “FAKE NEWS” ON IT’S SITE – AND YOU ANSWERED YES WITH A WHOOPING 82% OF THE VOTE!

LET’S SO WHY YOU VOTED THIS WAY BY TAKING A LOOK AT OUR INBOX!

PROMETHEUS FROM WILCOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WAS ONE OF THE 82% WHO VOTED YES, WRITING: I CHOSE FACEBOOK SHOULD LIMIT FAKE NEWS BECAUSE THE WRONG NEWS CAN CAUSE MANY PEOPLE TO MAKE THE WRONG MISTAKES. IF WE HAVE AUTHENTIC NEWS, MANY PEOPLE CAN MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES.

KYLEIGH FROM FIRELANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGREED, SAYING: I VOTED YES, MARK ZUCKERBERG SHOULD TRY TO STOP "FAKE NEWS" BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T WANT UNTRUE THINGS GOING AROUND ABOUT BIG EVENTS. PEOPLE ONLY WANT TO HEAR TRUE THINGS OR EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE WORLD.

MRS. HOLTWICK FROM MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SENT US THIS REPORT: ALL 20 STUDENTS IN MY CLASS TODAY SAY THAT FACEBOOK SHOULD ELIMINATE FAKE NEWS FROM THEIR WEBSITE. WE FEEL THIS WAY BECAUSE THERE CAN BE MANY LIES ON FACEBOOK AND YOU DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO HEAR A LIE AND BELIEVE IT'S TRUE. YOU DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE WHAT IS FAKE INSTEAD OF WHAT IS TRUE. THIS IS WHY WE BELIEVE FACEBOOK SHOULD REMOVE FAKE NEWS!

MOLLY FROM MUNROE ELEMENTARY, TELLS US WHY FAKE NEWS CAN BE CONTAGIOUS, WRITING: I VOTED YES ON TRYING TO PREVENT FAKE NEWS, BECAUSE IF I SAW SOMETHING (LET’S JUST SAY I TALK A LOT), I WOULD GO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS.

AND, FINALLY, KIERA FROM MARYLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WAS ONE OF THE FEW DISSENTING VOTES: I VOTED NO, BECAUSE I THINK THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUT WHAT THEY WANT ON FACEBOOK JUST LIKE PEOPLE CAN PUT WHATEVER THEY WANT ON THE INTERNET. PEOPLE LIE ALL THE TIME BUT IF ITS SOMETHING THAT MIGHT REALLY CHANGE SOMEONE'S MIND THAT PERSON SHOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT IT’S FAKE.

THANKS KIERA. AND THANKS ALSO TO PROMETHEUS, KYLEIGH, MRS. HOLTWICK’S CLASS, AND MOLLY FOR YOUR EXCELLENT INSIGHTS. HERE AT NEWSDEPTH, WE WORK HARD TO ONLY GIVE YOU.... THE REAL STUFF! 

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