Just take a moment to check. If you don’t have a moment to check, maybe you don’t really have the free time to be posting, anyway. Go to the original source if you can. If you can’t, just google some more sources. Check if you’re on a satire site. Think about if the article/meme/blog post in question is just confirming your own bias and you’re not thinking it through.
I’m guilty of it, too, so I’m not saying I’m not. I’m saying let’s all be a little more careful.
Oh and can we try to be polite and not call each other repuglicans and libtards or other dehumanizing names? We’re all human–except for the Twitter bots, of course. We can all hate those.
Everyone knows by now that Russia was very successful in getting Americans to suck up fake stories and in just steering Americans toward the trending topics they wanted us to pay attention to in the last presidential election. They used their own propaganda sites as well as armies of bots and trolls on social media. Well, here’s a site dedicated to tracking their propaganda work in real time.