Get FACTS, Not #AlternativeFacts
January 30, 2017
ISSUE: The Internet and social media are literally flooded with fake news, some of which influenced the election. Even more disturbing, the new president and his team are lying relentlessly, with his senior adviser and spokesperson Kellyanne Conway defending the lies as "alternative facts." In a time when it can be difficult to separate fact from falsehood, it is more important than ever to verify the credibility of a news source before believing or sharing a story.
Get the Facts
Share this information widely with your friends, family and social media network. Do not share sensational "news" stories until you have verified they are credible -- and share from the credible news sources rather than "clickbait" sites. Contact reporters (many include an email address with their byline) or news site editors (you can find a "contact us" link at the very bottom of credible news sites) and demand that they call lies what they are -- lies.
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