It’s worth putting time and effort into being accurate with the information you share.

Some basic tips:

  1. You should have an idea of the source for the information you’re sharing. If you come across something that seems outrageous, please do a quick search to see if any news organizations you’ve heard of have said anything about it.
  2. If something seems to be a rumor or you aren’t able to verify it, please state that it’s a rumor or unverified if you decide to share it.
  3. Don’t be racist.
  4. Use common sense. It sounds belittling, but I mean it honestly. If something you see on the internet sounds unbelievable, then you probably shouldn’t believe it. At the very least you should do a quick search before sharing.