Time stamp: 25:31
Getting a bit more specific on the impossible-to-overstate importance of tracking down the truth, even when doing so requires more personal work than some might assume is necessary, Obama strongly urged against mindlessly sharing articles or other information.
"One thing that I want all of us, particularly young people, to do—and I talk to Malia and Sasha about this sometimes—is do a little fact-checking on your sources," Obama advised. "Just because somebody posts something on Instagram doesn't make it true. And I think we have a habit now of, just because the format's nice and it looks official, that we automatically accept it. And I think we've got to develop our own filters of recognizing. If I read something that sounds crazy, well, let me see if I can check with some other sources before I forward that information."