Every post you share is not only for yourself but it will be seen by other people. Make sure to double-check your sources with other contents that have low biases and high fact ratings in order to find sources you can actually deem trustworthy.
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Allowing misinformation to spread only makes it more likely for people to start believing it, so when you see someone stand up against a person for sharing misinformation, join in on the conversation.
Research says that people who underestimate their biases are actually more vulnerable to being misled than those who acknowledge their biases.
There is a thing we call "confirmation bias" and this happened when a person is biased towards believing information that is already aligned with what they believe in may t be politically, religiously, or by ethnicity or nationality.
False information is shared by many people who intentionally want to mislead people, and many unaware people fall for this.
In order to avoid the further spread of misinformation, we should learn the tricks they use to manipulate us.
Before sharing something online, consider the consequences of doing so and ask yourself whether the link you're sharing is true; has it been fact-checked?
Misinformation is shared quickly and without much thought to be conscious of your actions and your behaviors and control your impulses.
People share things on social media because of their emotions mindlessly all the time. Those who view their accounts in an emotional mindset, mainly anger and anxiety are the culprits, are more likely to share misinformation than those with a rational state of mind.
When you stop notifications from disturbing your normal routine, you might find it easier to concentrate on your daily tasks and not get distracted so easily. Notifications are a constant reminder that something is happening in the online world and you might feel like you're missing out. So to quell your FOMO, turn off your notifications. The bonus is, when you do come around to checking your social media, you may have a build up of more notifications which will make it more exciting and will make the experience more rewarding.
We have a never ending stream of information coming at us, leaving our mind exhausted, with no energy left to engage, debate, analyse or refute the epistemic (epidemic of knowledge).
Uncertainty, polarization and misinformation are the three musketeers of this information overload.