Help Stop the Spread of False and Deceptive Messages
To respond to the growing dangers of deceptive information, Women’s Voices is calling on you to educate your community about countering disinformation, and we have created the tools to help you do that: greeting cards and door hangers to distribute to family, friends, and neighbors.
What you can do now:
- Sign up here to request cards and door hangers. You will be able pick up your requested items at designated porches throughout the St. Louis area.
- Personalize and mail your family and friends our greeting cards preprinted with the seven steps to protect yourself from disinformation. You can use the sample writing scripts we have provided.
- Place door hangers throughout your community to educate neighbors on how to identify and stop the spread of misinformation and disinformation, plus how to register to vote.
False information seeps insidiously into communities everywhere. All of us have remarkable access to information from multiple sources, but the same technologies that give us that access also enable people to produce and spread misinformation, disinformation, and manipulative messages faster and farther than ever before. The result is often pervasive extreme, polarizing views that make it impossible for people to find common ground. Without a shared understanding of the truth, we cannot engage in good decision-making on any level (personally or societally). And polarization carries an emotional toll fueled by anger, fear, and conflict between friends and family members.
We are all in this together, and together we can effectively combat disinformation, and come together as one community.
Questions? Contact Michele Steinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.