I'm wondering if my sentences are correct in terms of the tenses used. In particular, I'm curious about the parts in bold. Thanks for any comments.
When a person talks to another person and the assumptions are being passed further, stereotypes are being created.
By joking, the person that is spreading misinformation does not come off as ignorant.
As for (1) I thought that if the first part is in the present simple and stresses certain regularity, the second part should also be in the same tense to also show repeatitiveness of the situation. Does the continuous aspect imply that whenever one talks, assumptions are in the process of being passed, and stereotypes are in the process of being created?
As for (2) I thought that if the two actions are simultaneous, that is, while spreading misinformation, the person is also coming off as ignorant, then the present continuous is better in the second part.