Truth Check Your Timeline
Black communities are constantly flooded with misinformation on social media in the form of hoaxes, false claims, and flat-out lies. With the simple click of a button — a like, a share, a comment — fake and harmful info in your newsfeed can spread out of control. The Truth Check Training gives you the skills you need to spot false and fraudulent information. Protect your social media timeline from fake news.
Although we think of social media as way we keep up with personal friends and family, social media messages and posts are broadcast to big audiences. These messages and the responses they get can influence how we think about certain topics and events, what we believe, and who we deem as trusted sources. This course teaches how to expertly truth check our own timelines to avoid falling for, and spreading misinformation on social media.