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Beware What You Share:



During a crisis such as the invasion of Ukraine, misinformation, disinformation, and manipulation run rampant.  This is a time to be extra-vigilant about the information you are sharing.  Misattributed photos (examples here, here, and here) and videos like this one and this one-including video game footage!-are extremely common.  Disinformation agents have even created fake "journalists."  But it's also important to bear in mind that reflexively rejecting information just because a random poster on social media says it's disinfo is harmful as well.  Always look for sources!

The Washington Post recently published an article titled "How to Avoid Falling For and Spreading Misinformation About Ukraine"-read it here.

There are some easily accessible fact-checking services that you can follow on Twitter or read online: Associated Press Fact Check, @APFactCheck; Reuters Fact Check @ReutersFacts; and USA Today Fact Check @USAToday. The News Literacy Project has also compiled some resources, including materials for educators to help students navigate information online, here.

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