Last week, many of you shared our important message to Pause before sharing online. Thank you.
Now, a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows that sharing the Pause message can bring about the change needed to stop the spread of harmful misinformation.
The study, conducted in the UK and the US, found that the simple act of pausing to question the origin, credibility, relevance and accuracy of any information significantly reduced people’s likelihood of sharing misinformation. You can read more about the study here.
But there is a long way to go. Misinformation about the virus and about the COVID vaccines is threatening our ability to end the pandemic. Share the Pause message today with your friends and family and encourage them to #PledgetoPause
Thank you for being part of Pause. Together, we are helping stop the spread of misinformation online.