Stop Sharing Blindly

Six out of ten people will share a post without ever reading it. Because of this, the headline is more important than ever. If the headline isn't grabbing your attention immediately, you'll move on.

By failing to verify the truth behind an article and immediately sharing, you are contributing to misinforming your fellow human beings.

 

Reputable sites:

Snopes.com - the granddaddy of online hoax-busting has been around so long that it developed its own guide to fake news.

Thatsnonsense.com - pretty straight forward. 12 Reasons Why You Should Research a Facebook Rumour Before Passing It On.

Politifact.com - with the incredible absurdity we are seeing in the U.S. election this is profoundly helpful.

 

Articles to help you:

How to Spread Misinformation

Misinformation and Its Correction: Continued Influence and Successful Debiasing

I Don’t Want to Be Right

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