Find a media message (print, commercial, tweet, post, etc.) that is communicating a false message, spreading misinformation. Sometimes, people misinterpret information and make assumptions about events. One way to double-check information is Snopes, visit Snopes (Links to an external site.)and type the issue or story and verify it!
Introduce the misinformed message you found, what Snopes had to say about it, and what we could do to dispel messages like that. Why is it dangerous to allow misinformation to spread? How does misinformation affect public health?
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