The Problem Isnt Sharing Misinformation Online Its Believing It
So, when social media platforms are merely a vessel for sharing information, one of many vessels these groups have at their disposal, what must be addressed is the “why.” Why is misinformation so readily believed? The long-term solution isn’t censoring the information that people share; it’s educating our society to evaluate and determine information as scientific and factual.
This is what I’ve been saying for a while. The only way to combat this is through education. We need to bring back scepticism. Remember the saying “Don’t believe everything you read”?