– I mean, there’s a reason that
cheese tastes like plastic, right? – Dayumn.
Dayumn!! IT WON’T EVEN BURN! ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ – (FBE) You’re about
to watch a viral video that has been controversial
as some of the things inside of it have turned out
to not be fully accurate. – Oh! Okay. Well, I mean,
accuracy is key on the internet. I think we all know that. – (FBE) It’s an example
of a recent social media problem of people sometimes believing videos
without doing their own research. – Yeah, big problem.
– That’s actually been really rampant lately,
where someone will just make up a story and then people–
it’ll go insanely viral, and then someone will be like,
“Oh yeah, I faked that.” ♪ (upbeat music) ♪ – Oh! I did see this one. Okay.
Because I was with Eric, and I definitely was like,
“Can you believe this?!” – Oh, is this the all the things
wrong with food? Tori showed me this video,
and I was like, “That can’t be real.” – I mean, there’s a reason that
cheese tastes like plastic, right? – It can’t be real.
Why would they put [bleep] plastic? I feel like plastic would be
just as expensive as rice. Rice is really cheap to make.
– Pretty sure it’s harder to make plastic
than to grow rice! – Ew, no! Baby food? – Oh, gross.
What’s in there? – How does a magnet
even attract rocks? – God, these infograph videos
all over the internet can be full of just anything
that anyone wants to put. And if you have the right cuts,
it’s like, “Oh, it looks official.” All right.
What is this? Juicy! – Oh! Oh!
Oh, that– oh, no! – What?
What’s going on? – Is that true?! (chuckles)
How true is that? A meat manufacturer didn’t do that.
You did that for this video. That’s disgusting,
and a waste of a good steak. – Don’t ruin ice cream.
– On ice cream? “Ice cream that bubbles
contains washing powder for shine and lightness.” – Milk. Seaweed, ’cause everyone
just has seaweed handy. “If there’s rice water in milk,
seaweed will turn it blue.” That’s baloney. – I don’t even know
what rice water is. Is that not supposed
to be in milk? – (sighs) Come on now. – Sweet potato.
Who came up with any of this? – I’ve never once
been eating a sweet potato and been like,
“Something’s wrong here.” – You colored it. I can’t say that
I would believe that. – Not coffee!!
– The word “additives” is such a buzzword.
That could mean literally anything. It’s just added. – Don’t know if I completely
believe that, ’cause salt in hot water is going to look like that.
– All of this is just so lame. I think I stopped this video
after the rock one, where I was like, “This is dumb.
This is stupid.” – All right, well that’s just heroin. – (amused) Only drug addicts
put spoons over flames. But it’s for science, you know? – (gasps) No. There’s water in my things?!
Well, that can’t be good for you. – (chuckles) Guys, I’m just gonna
stop eating everything, and I’m just gonna live on air.
– Did they know going into making this video that this was fake,
and they wanted the virality of it? Or did they really think
they were doing something here? – It almost looks
like 5-Minute Crafts but for food myths.
The problem with that is that it just gives you
a lot of images to react to, but not enough time to process
what is happening. – I understand the way
it was presented, because that is that
is very me memeable, that’s very Instagram.
You wanna give as much information as quickly as possible.
The first thing that I would do is hit whatever info section
of whatever social media platform I’m on and be like,
“Where are your sources?” – (FBE) So, as this video
was blowing up on Facebook, people started pointing out
that the information wasn’t entirely factual.
– Right. Didn’t feel all that factual. – (FBE) Major news organizations
and fact-checking sites like snopes.com
have pointed out that even though the video
seems to present things as facts, it was not the full story.
– Okay, I can easily see that. – (FBE) So, we’re actually gonna
have you try a few of these things for yourself and then we’ll discuss
the stories behind these claims. – Okay, I’m excited and scared. – (FBE) First up, we’re gonna
have you test the first claim made in the video you just watched
that processed cheese with chemicals is difficult to melt
compared to natural cheese. – Oh! This is the one
I wanted to try anyway. – (FBE) So, we have
processed cheese and a lighter here for ya.
– Thank you. – (FBE) So, go ahead
and give it a shot. – Cheese is my favorite food
and ingredient, and I would be horrified if it was ruined for me. – Let’s see.
(flame crackling softly) I mean, yeah,
that’s got a a quick char to it. – Dayumn!!
IT WON’T EVEN BURN! That is some nasty–
thi– (sighs) – Light it up, boys. It’s definitely not melting.
– Do you smell that?! – (FBE) What does it smell like?
– It smells like plastic! – (FBE) Now, we also have
some natural cheese for you, so you can go ahead and–
– Please burn right, natural cheese! – All right. I mean,
this wasn’t one of the ones that bugged me.
– Will it melt? Oh, no.
Well, that part broke. – (Faith) Fresh off the grill.
That’s what I’m talking about. – (FBE) So, does it
seem more natural? – Yes!
– (Brian) Yes, it’s accurate. Or at least as accurate
as anyone who watched the video would say it is.
– (FBE) According to snopes.com, this one does work,
but not in the exact way that the video claimed.
But either way, seeing how different processed
versus natural food can be, does that make you think
differently about your food? – YES! I grew up on this cheese! – When it comes to the food
that I get or eat, I look at what’s in it. – I don’t judge healthiness
on meltability. – (FBE) I think that
that’s a fair statement. (chuckles) So next, we’re gonna have you
test the claim that watered-down honey will extinguish a wick,
but pure honey will keep the flame lit.
– Interesting. – (FBE) So first, you’re gonna try it
with honey that doesn’t contain any water, which is just
that pure honey in the bottle. – Pure honey.
Honey, honey. – (Tori) Right on that baby.
Okay. – Now…
– (FBE) Now light it on fire. – Fire.
– (Tori) And burn. And burn. And burn.
(gasps) Oh! Okay, so pure honey still allows
for a wick to be lit. – Boom. Well, that’s funny.
The honey didn’t put it out. – It’s burning normally.
– (FBE) We couldn’t find any honey with water in it.
And after some research, we found that it seems,
in the US at least, it’s very rare to find honey
made that way at all, so we diluted it ourselves,
and we’ll see how it goes. – Oh! Okay.
– The watered-down honey is already on the plate,
so I’m just gonna give it a little flipski.
Boom. – If it has real water in it,
it probably will not burn, ’cause that makes sense.
– Round two. Oh, it’s kind of poppin’.
– It’s still lit. I don’t understand. Oh, never mind.
It’s going out. Yeah, it’s out.
Okay, so they were right. – It’s been doused
with the watered-down honey. I mean, it’s still lit,
so I don’t even know what to say. – (FBE) Is it gonna stay lit?
– Oh. Oh, it went out!
Ohhh. – (FBE) So, this one,
experts have said, is mostly true. However, as I mentioned,
you can’t really find honey made this way in a lot of places,
since the primary way honey is altered in the US, for example,
is actually by being mixed with corn syrup or cane sugar,
not by being diluted with water. – Huh.
– (FBE) So, it may be true, but it’s rare to find
depending on where you live. – Okay. Interesting.
– If anything, that’s worse to me than water is that
you’re just putting more corn syrup in your honey,
’cause that’s actually bad for you! – There are companies
that use additives to to change up what you think you’re getting.
It’s kind of not cool, but it’s literally every single thing
you have in your life. – (FBE) Lastly, you’re gonna test
the video’s claim that ice cream that bubbles when you squeeze lemon
on it contains washing powder for shine and lightness.
– Oh, gosh. – (FBE) So, we have a popular brand
of ice cream and a lemon, and you’re gonna test and see
if the typical ice cream actually has washing powder in it.
– I’m gonna ruin the beautiful ice cream I wanna eat.
– So, if it bubbles, it has the washing powder?
All right, let’s see. Get some bubbly ice cream.
Drop a seed in there for fun. – All right, here we go.
Lemon ice cream. This should be the chemical reaction.
– Okay, it is not bubbling. – I don’t see a single bubble
in there. – I see lemon on top of ice cream.
No bubbles, so I guess this is real ice cream.
– I feel like they had to put some type of chemical
on the ice cream that reacts with lemon
to make it bubble. – (FBE) According to Snopes,
this one is false. There were no reports
in the FDA database of washing powder
being added to ice cream or any food or beverage
for that matter in the US from 2004 to 2018.
– Yeah. Before 2004? We don’t know.
I don’t understand how anyone would ever think they would
put washing powder in something for you to eat.
– People stop eating meat or stop eating rice based on
a video like this. And then they’ll spread misinformation
to their friends, and then it just basically becomes a common fact
even though it’s a lie. – Without putting any context
or any science, all it is is just kind of–
it’s being viral just to be scary and just to be viral. – (FBE) So, Facebook does now have
a fact-checking process, where on certain videos like this one,
users might have seen a couple of links letting them know
that the content is a mix of fact and fiction.
– I’ve never seen that. If you’re clicking on a link
on Facebook, you’re not gonna go read the description.
– (FBE) However, after the controversy, the company who made this video
took it down, apparently to make corrections.
– That means they got caught. – I wonder if they–
when they put it out there that they thought,
“This is gonna be big,” or they did it on purpose
to cause controversies. – (FBE) Fact-checking
of misinformation is a big topic of discussion right now
when it comes to social media, so no judgment here,
but we do want to know, have you ever watched
a video, seen a tweet or read an article
that you just kind of believed without doing further research?
– I think we all do. Sometimes, we just read headlines.
We just kind of believe it without asking.
– I do it all the time, especially stuff on Twitter.
Over 3,000 retweets on Twitter, I feel like
that’s a legit source, because it’s gone
through so many people. – It’s usually political stuff,
content that I don’t really– I’m like, “That’s terrible!”
And I have a knee-jerk reaction, where I’m like, “Screw them!
No, it can’t be!” I don’t fact check it,
so that’s on me. – I’m not really a type
of person that does that. If something comes out,
and it seems far-fetched, not that it couldn’t happen,
but it’s far-fetched, I’ll wait a couple of days.
– Your brain gets very exhausted just trying to keep up
what actually is the truth, and you take that
and multiply it by a thousand things that we see a day,
it’s very, very hard to be vigilant. – (FBE) When it comes
to content being posted, do you think that it’s
the platform’s responsibility to regulate this or, in your opinion,
is it a user’s responsibility to do their own research when it comes
to these types of things? – I think it should be
the user’s responsibility. It’s literally just like,
don’t be a dumbass. – Totally the users.
The platform is just the platform. The platform is there for you to use.
– If it’s something specifically that you are going to believe,
and it’s going to affect the way that you live,
you should definitely do some more research.
– It is a combination of the platform doing something to at least parse through
the information and then the user’s ability
to look at the information presented and make their own judgments. – In the beginning, users didn’t have
any responsibilities, ’cause it was all just fun
of like, “Let’s say whatever we want.” But now, social media has become
this legitimate platform, and I think that’s when you have
more responsibility of like, “You’re a brand.
Try not to spread false information.” – Everyone wants it both ways.
We get mad at the platform, because we want free speech.
And the platform is like, “We can’t regulate,
’cause you guys got free speech.” So, it’s up to the content creator,
which is really bad, ’cause there’s always
gonna be [bleep] people. – There’s a lot
of fake crap out there. And so, it’s your job
as a person in the world to cut through it
and really question things and hold the platforms responsible,
’cause those, you know, ideas that especially stoke the flames
of hatred and violence, we all collectively are responsible. – (FBE) So finally,
obviously content will continue to be made, some for entertainment
and not always with ill intention, and maybe these content creators
don’t even realize their errors. – I don’t know what to think.
They did research some of this, and then found the true food facts,
and they decided to play on that. But then they realized
they weren’t gonna have long enough of a video,
so they were like, “All right, we gotta fill it
with some other things that’ll really freak everyone out!” – (FBE) Finally, after watching
this video today, talking more about it,
what do you think should be done about the issue
of spreading misinformation on social media? – In a nutshell, I would say
before you’re gonna put a factual video out,
have your sources. – Oh, google it real fast.
It only takes a little bit more time out of your day to figure out
whether or not these things are true or false.
– Fake news, as it were, it’s like, nobody knows
what to believe anymore. We don’t know who to trust anymore.
To spread that kind of falsehood in such an easy and chipper
and this-all-looks-true way is, I think, a massive problem
in our world today. “Sorry” is a great word.
It’s okay to screw up, And then for the people
that are intentionally spreading misinformation,
know that those people are out there. Do your homework.
– There should be just more repercussions
for a platform if they’re gonna
put out false information, whether it’s not anything
criminal or punishment-wise, but just on their own reputation,
it should be a little bit more detrimental.
– We need more classes and systems and structures in place,
where you can kind of know when you’re being [bleep] more.
We can have a class in high school of, like,
“Don’t trust strangers.” – Thanks for watching
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