Mozilla Foundation – Misinfo Monday: When World Leaders Share Misinformation

Some tips from us if you see content from a world leader that you think is false:

  1. Don’t share it! On Twitter, sharing a tweet, even to fact check it, can cause it to “trend,” increasing its reach exponentially. That’s why we’re calling on Twitter to pause its ‘trending topics’ feature in the U.S., at least until election results are certified in January 2021. You can join us, and sign the petition.
  2. Check out the claims they’ve made. Here are some great fact checking resources.
  3. Report it. Most platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, have mechanisms to report misinformation. You can help platforms add warning labels or fact checks more quickly.

Source: Mozilla Foundation – Misinfo Monday: When World Leaders Share Misinformation