So many things are posted on FaceBook and other social medias that people haven’t fact checked. Many appeal to the emotions so they re-share without thinking it may be incorrect. Sensationalism and propaganda are most often wrapped in a way to appeal to certain types of people and the way they feel and believe. But just because something “backs up” something you feel is correct doesn’t make it so.
It’s always good to do a least a little research before sharing something. Or, if you just don’t have time or don’t know how, don’t be offended when someone does the work for you and then lets you know. They are not “haters” they are just truth seekers. And it’s a natural human thing to want to share what one has found. If they are sharing it with you then most likely they love you and or find you someone worth giving some time to.
Sure, there’s always those annoying cyber troll type folks, but someone disagreeing with you and giving you info on why and links to back it up isn’t trolling or bullying. They may even be wrong, just like you could be wrong. It’s okay! And it’s good to be challenged. If the post or info you shared is wrong be a decent person and don’t get upset over it. If you need to look perfect all the time you need some help cause that’s not healthy.
It’s okay to be wrong, to make mistakes and to be imperfect. It’s also okay to look into something and admit when you got it wrong or give your info source to “prove” you are right after all. In many cases both parties can be right and wrong. It’s great to be in communication with people who can help you tweak what you know and you can help them as well.
If everyone agrees with you on social media it’s a good idea to question what kind of online friends you actually have. It’s likely you could walk around with a giant bugger on your face and they would never tell you. And if you told them how yummy poison tasted they wouldn’t try to stop you but would more likely tell you how smart you are. In other words, “yes men”, or I should say, “yes friends”, are not folks you should trust.