PSA: Citing sources Show more
So, this is worth talking about as we slide further into a rather gross political time.
It is critically important to cite reliable sources when posting about the injustices going on.
This can mean a link to a news article, it can mean saying "I was there and here is what I saw," or whatever. The important thing is that anyone reading it should be able to check the underlying facts, as much as possible.
Also, be skeptical of news analysis, which is basically someone's personal interpretation of the facts.
By making this a habit, and by not spreading outrage-provoking news without sources, we inoculate our social circles against "fake news," and we help stop instigators from spreading misinformation to divert us from the real threats.
Propaganda isn't a bunch of brochures being dropped from airplanes, it's a social media meme.