Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay related to the short passage given below. In your essay, you are to comment on the phenomenon described in the passage and suggest measures to address the issue. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words. Young people spend a lot of time on the internet. However, they are sometimes unable to recognize false information on the internet, judge the reliability of online information sources, or tell real news stories from fake ones.
Recently the phenomenon that young people make irresponsible comments on somebody or something on the internet before knowing the real truth has aroused wide concern. From my point of view, it’s immoral for some media to mislead young people by reporting hot news without any evidence in order to gain more exposure.
The following measures can be taken to avoid this phenomenon. To begin with, authorities should strengthen the supervision of the news media so as to reduce the spread of misinformation. At the same time, the news media which publish false news to draw people’s attention must be punished. Besides, the news media should always adopt a responsible attitude towards news. Most importantly, young people should be taught to develop the ability of identifying false information.
To sum up, the random dissemination of false information has a very bad effect on society. Therefore, authorities, the news media and young people should strive to address the problem. Only in this way will the society be more harmonious.