The Associated Press spoke with Latino voters in the United States about key issues, including misinformation, for the interview series "AP Newsmakers." (Nov. 3)
BARBARA MAGANA ROBERTSON: First and foremost, if you're just relying on social media to get your information on who to vote for, shame on any generation that that is. I still go back to the belief in you have to do your due diligence.
You have to do your-- as an educated voter, you have to go out and you have to find what issues are important to you, you have to find out the candidate's belief on that issue, and then you have to go and cast that vote in that ballot for that particular candidate.
FREDDY PORTILLO: You're right. You're absolutely right, Barbara. That's not any way to get any information about a particular candidate. But you realize how many policies, how many firings have gone on on social media, on Twitter. That's a social media.
So learning something about our current president other than social media can be kind of tough sometimes because he does a lot of major policy execution on social media.
CYNTHIA MORRAZ: I can't tell you how many conversations started because my brother said, well, I saw this post about Black Lives Matters and Latinos, and I said, let's talk about it, right? Where do you think that comes from?
Or when my mom tells me something, or my friends, or my goddaughter, who is 11-years-old talks about Afro-Latinidad, right? And that's what ignites that little lightbulb in all of us. And I'm telling you, the youth right now is so smart.
They'll see something on TikTok, and then they're gonna Google it. They're gonna pull up the article. They're going to check the sources. They're going to check the publication date, who the author is, and then come and talk to their parents about it.