Turn on the Light - Find the Truth on the Internet

1 minute read | First published: June 16, 2023
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The term “misinformation” is used to refer to a wide range of inaccurate or misleading information, including hoaxes and scams. Misinformation isn’t always spread maliciously, but regardless of the reason behind why it is shared, the result is generally the same: people on the receiving end believe that something wrong is actually right, or that something happened that never did. This leads to misunderstandings that may snowball. If one person shares a piece of misinformation with 10 of their friends, and they each share it with 10 of their friends, it’s already reached well over 100 people in just a few simple clicks.

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