Ethics of Sharing Information Online

Think Before You Share

The internet is all about sharing – sharing news, sharing videos, sharing our thoughts and opinions with our friends.

Become Aware of Your Own Biases

One of the hardest things about being a responsible sharer is to be aware of your own biases, the reasons why you might be more likely to believe something without evidence. These are aspects of the way we think that can lead us to accept false statements, reject true ones, or simply not ask enough questions.

Effective Debunking

Because social media makes us all broadcasters, we have a responsibility not just to avoid sharing misinformation but to take action when people in our network share it.