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Black communities are constantly flooded with misinformation on social media in the form of hoaxes and false claims. All it takes is a like, a share, or comment, and harmful info in your newsfeed can spread out of control.
The Truth Check Training gives you the skills you need to protect your social media timeline from fake news.
Practicing Click Restraint
If it seems suspect, just don’t click it. Get more info on the topic first.
Read Beyond the Headlines
Don’t get fooled by clickbait. Read the entire source before sharing.
How to Do Lateral Reading
Investigate sources as you read by opening new tabs to check info as you scroll.
Reverse Image Search
Use Google’s reverse image search tool to identify potentially fake photos and find the original source.
How to Start Reading Upstream
Ask the questions: Who produced this? Where did this come from? Is it accurate?
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& Control the Narrative
Black communities are constantly flooded with misinformation on social media in the form of hoaxes, false claims, and flat out lies. With the simple click of a button — a like, a share, a comment — fake and harmful info in your newsfeed can spread out of control. Truth Check is about arming ourselves with the tools we need to stop the spread of misinformation.
The Truth Check Training gives you the skills you need to spot false and fraudulent information. Protect your social media timeline from fake news.
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Not all sources are created equal. It’s important that we learn to analyze, evaluate, and share truthful content to avoid the spread of misinformation.
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