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Most high school students accept photographs as presented, without verifying them. The researchers showed high school students a photograph of strange-looking flowers , posted on the image hosting site Imgur by a user named "pleasegoogleShakerAamerpleasegoogleDavidKelly. The caption read "Fukushima Nuclear Flowers: Not much more to say, this is what happens when flowers get nuclear birth defects." More than 80 percent of middle schoolers believed that "sponsored content" was a real news story. Sam Wineburg , a professor of education and history at Stanford University and the lead author of the study, spoke to NPR on Tuesday. "The photograph had no attribution. There was nothing that indicated that it was from anywhere," he said. "We asked students, 'Does this photograph provide proof that the kind of nuclear disaster caused these aberrations in nature?' And we found that over 80 percent of the high school students that we gave this to them had an extremely difficult time making that determination.
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Most high school students accept photographs as presented, without verifying them. The researchers showed high school students a photograph of strange-looking flowers , posted on the image hosting site Imgur by a user named "pleasegoogleShakerAamerpleasegoogleDavidKelly. The caption read "Fukushima Nuclear Flowers: Not much more to say, this is what happens when flowers get nuclear birth defects." More than 80 percent of middle schoolers believed that "sponsored content" was a real news story. Sam Wineburg , a professor of education and history at Stanford University and the lead author of the study, spoke to NPR on Tuesday. "The photograph had no attribution. There was nothing that indicated that it was from anywhere," he said. "We asked students, 'Does this photograph provide proof that the kind of nuclear disaster caused these aberrations in nature?' And we found that over 80 percent of the high school students that we gave this to them had an extremely difficult time making that determination.
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