Help Stop Webalony!
There’s a quick way to improve social media that we can borrow from scientists. It’s called “demand primary source.”
- If the post you are reading starts with “They” did / found / discovered… ask the sender to identify exactly who “they” are, and exactly where “they” published their findings. This week, “they” conducted autopsies of COVID victims and discovered that COVID-19 is not a virus, but a bacterium.” Really?
- Any quote, must include the source document; either a transcript or audio file.
- Photographs should be dated
- If the post is intended to arouse anger or outrage, be extra-skeptical, especially if it includes a long list of claims and quotes.