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Ask these 3 questions before you share on social media

Posted September 25, 2020 3:19 p.m. EDT

Social media challenges

Misinformation is rampant on the internet, where anyone can share any thing. But smart consumers know how to check what's real before they spread it even more widely.

The key is to ask questions.

MediaWise, a nonprofit, nonpartisan project of the Poynter Institute, develops easy-to-understand resources for educated news consumers, in collaboration with Stanford History Education Group.

MediaWise even offers fact-checking help for confusing and convincing posts on your timeline. Use the hashtag #IsThisLegit to get their attention, or follow these tips to validate what you see and share.

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