In a discussion about providing or limiting a spectrum of thoughts on topics, in this thread, @RJM Corbet posted: The drift is that most people, and in this case most university students, are mostly easilytaken in by Facebook type instant, shallow and fake information? And therefore the information they are allowed to access should effectively be censored and filtered by a superior body? Like a monastery? I find this distressing in the case of universitystudents, who are supposed to be open to consider all sorts ideas and encouraged to their own reasearch and fact checking? ———— I think that discussion is worth a thread of its own. I cannot speak for college students, but as someone who sees hundreds of high schoolers who leave for college each year, I feel students are too easily taken in by false comments and ready to just believe what is in front of them. The thought of researching and fact checking is not on many of their radars. That’s why so many of my fellow educators have assignments that ask them to do so. And they struggle. Some to a level that hurts my head and heart. So my question, at a larger level, is whether people in society should be expected to do their own fact checking and/or at what point should it no longer be expected that someone vettes the information?