5 tips to help you avoid sharing misinformation

“I saw it on the internet so it must be true.”

Who hasn’t eye rolled someone who legitimately believes everything they read on the internet?

I feel that despite the common sense most of us possess there are still a large number of people who share memes, articles, status updates or reports with no regard to the accuracy of the information that has been written.

Image via First Draft News

I saw this picture which gives us some valuable tips to think about before sharing something we have no real idea about. It’s inevitable that people are going to post whatever suits their agenda but I hope with a little more education we can slow down some of the misinformation that is spreading and in return create a more compassionate world.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share your smile with the world today. ✌

3 Comments

  1. Alex Grace says:

    This is so important. I lose count of the times I’m sent messages on FB messenger or Whatsapp spreading misinformation. There are far too many people who see one story on FB & think it must be true when a 10-sec search on Google reveals it’s a complete misrepresentation or hoax. I wish more people would stop, think & fact-check before sharing – your infographic is really helpful, thanks for sharing x

  2. Ok is it just me, or maybe I’m old, (lol) but I don’t believe anything I read because it’s people writing these articles, (and they are human, which means shortcuts could have been made). I know how attached folks are to their phones and social media, but it’s just plain old good practice to learn about what you want to inform you readers about before you put it on blast. Thanks again for sharing.

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