Circles of trust on social media

Not everything shared on Facebook is true. At times, what is shared is wrong. This is either because there was a mistake in the gathering or presentation or facts or there is a deliberate intent to mislead.

The approaches to these two errors are different: Mistakes in reporting we correct; disinformation we fight.

Disinformation is spread on social media for partisan, personal, and even commercial reasons. There are many steps you can take to protect yourself from disinformation but the first thing to do should be to gauge your level of trust on the one sharing it.

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