We have talked about this before, but with elections coming and misinformation flying like bees on spilled soda, I would like to remind you to stay vigilant. There are those who have a vested interest in making you angry, outraged, or afraid so that they can bypass your rational mind and have you behave in ways that would benefit them. Remember -- if you feel your emotions getting aroused when you see things on TV, hear them on the radio, or see them posted in social media, take a moment. Step back. Breathe. Ask yourself -- Is this true? Have you checked it with Snopes.com? And then take one more second. Ask yourself -- Who benefits from spreading this (mis)information? And what actions do they want me to take? Why?
Don't be a puppet. Be wise. Be vigilant.
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