Fake news is causing global harm.
Misinformation spreading around the world is hampering our ability to make progress on many of the world’s most pressing issues: from fighting the pandemic, to the struggle for racial justice and the climate emergency.
Fake news acts like a virus. It exploits our weaknesses. Our biases. Our emotions.
It relies on us to share in the heat of the moment. Before our emotions subside. We cannot wait for technology companies to address the problem, when we can all take action now.
As part of the global movement to tackle misinformation on June 30th, Verified and the United Nations are asking people around the world to adopt a simple behavioural change when they feel their emotions rising online:
Pause. Take care before you share.
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