The speaker emphasizes the need to stop blindly believing and sharing everything one reads, particularly on the internet. They express concern over the broken media model that values clickbait over factual accuracy. The speaker urges listeners to learn about primary and secondary sources, critically read articles, and consider multiple perspectives before forming opinions. They highlight the importance of fact-checking sites like Snopes and question the motives behind content consumption, urging individuals to identify who benefits and what they are being asked to do. The speaker advocates for developing critical thinking skills and self-regulating online behavior to avoid manipulation. They urge listeners to conduct proper research by consulting reputable sources and not to share information without reading the full article or corroborating with other sources.