Conspiracy theories and fake news are flooding our newsfeeds. Every few minutes somebody else shares a video or picture of something that gets the tongues wagging. Overzealous vigilantes seem to be constantly on the lookout for yet another cause to defend or destroy.
Sometimes it’s a matter of things getting blown way out of proportion and sometimes it’s the truth. But how can a regular citizen distinguish between the two? How does one keep from sharing or reposting false information that might cause an uproar and may even turn into tragedy?
And what is the root cause of conspiracy theories?