Let's talk about the importance of doing your homework before posting news or articles, and why it's crucial to avoid falling into the trap of sharing fake news or outdated stories.
Picture this: you're scrolling through your social media feed, and suddenly you come across a sensational news headline that catches your eye. You feel the urge to share it with your friends and followers, but hold on a second! Before you hit that "share" button, take a moment to make sure that you're not spreading false information.
Here's a real-life example: a client's manager received news that a person had passed away, and wanted to put out an announcement expressing condolences. However, it turned out that the news was from two or three years ago, and had been circulating on the internet again. Oops! Talk about awkward.
To avoid being the person who shares outdated or fake news, it's important to do your research. Take the time to fact-check and verify the information before you post it. Check the sources and make sure they're credible and trustworthy. And most importantly, double-check the date to avoid sharing old news that has already been debunked.