Social media contributes significantly to many modern people's understanding of the world and current events, yet misinformation, disinformation, and facts taken out of context proliferate on many social media platforms. How can you fight back without entirely disengaging from social media? Engage in mindful civic sharing, the act of thinking critically about the accuracy of and emotional responses provoked by content you find on social media before you share it. The tips below will help you engage critically with information. Even an act as simple as actually taking the time to read an entire article instead of posting it based solely on a headline can help improve the quality of information in your social circles.
Mindful civic sharing: