HOW TO FACT-CHECK ON TUMBLR
A few notes:
- Do this for every informative/news-related post you want to reblog. The fewer reblogs a false report gets, the less it spreads.
- The best thing you can do for a false report is not reblog it at all, OR start your own post to debunk it, with a link to the original. If you reblog to debunk it, your reply will get lost in the huge amount of notes, and you will just end up spreading the misinformation further.
- Sometimes a totally unlikely story turns out to be true! It’s even more fun to reblog it when you’ve confirmed that it’s real.
We all slip up sometimes but hey do what you can folks. Only you can prevent Tumblr fires.