It’s Our Social Media – Tackling Mis and Dis Information Online

It’s Our Social Media – We need to remember that social media is powered by us – the users. If it’s toxic, we can change it. We can shape it for the better. LGBTQ+ youth are calling on social media users to play a role in creating safer online spaces as part of a campaign by the national LGBTQ+ youth organisation, Belong To. They developed a short and effective guide on how to spot misinformation and disinformation* on Social Media.

At Debunking The Myths we know that empowering young people with the tools to tackle disinformation and misinformation on the internet is so important. In today’s digital age, where information spreads rapidly and often without scrutiny, the ability to tell fact from fiction is more important than ever. Equipping teens with critical thinking skills, media literacy, and fact-checking resources not only safeguards you from falling prey to falsehoods but also fosters a culture of informed citizenship. With fake news and manipulated content online, arming young minds with the means to navigate the vast sea of information ensures you can make well-informed decisions, participate meaningfully in democratic processes, and contribute positively to society.


*Misinformation is false information sometimes spread without the intent to deceive. Disinformation is false information put out deliberately to deceive or mislead people.