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Don't Spread Lies

Don’t Spread Lies

The temptation to share things we find right away, without fact-checking, is dangerously high these days.
The types of messages that spread fastest have the most attention-grabbing content, so if you read something that shocks you and your first thought is to tell everyone you know, stop to consider if that the right thing to do.

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Don't Spread Lies

Don't Spread Lies

https://www.thecut.com/2020/03/dont-spread-coronavirus-misinformation.html

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Best practices

  • When you are confronted with a virus rumor, think if it is coming from a trusted source. 
  • Even if you trust them, ask where they got the information from.
  • Then google the information.
  • Sign up for alerts from your local government so that you can know the latest developments.

Don’t Spread Lies

The temptation to share things we find right away, without fact-checking, is dangerously high these days.
The types of messages that spread fastest have the most attention-grabbing content, so if you read something that shocks you and your first thought is to tell everyone you know, stop to consider if that the right thing to do.

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