Media Literacy Checklist: Read This Before You ‘Share’

This carrot is an abstract illustration of clickbait.

photo by: nist6dh

Tell me if you’ve done this before:

You see an article come up in your Facebook feed. The headline resonates with you. It pulls at your heartstrings. It solidifies your worldview and supports an argument you stand behind. You click ‘share’ after a light skim of the article. Maybe you didn’t even read it at all. Or maybe you disagree with the headline or don’t like the picture attached, so you make a comment hastily disparaging the whole thing without even reading it.

This needs to STOP.