Misinformation has become a core part of the news cycle and remains a leading area of concern across independent, private, and public organizations. Content from non-credible news sites, paid bloggers, and sophisticated videos masquerading as legitimate newscasts has found fertile ground in the social media scene. Identifying and stopping the spread of misinformation is vital to ensure that credible news sources maintain levels of trust.

Stop. Before you share.

Reflect. On what you see or read.

Verify. That the information is accurate.

Remember to share responsibly.

Stopping the spread of misinformation is everyone’s responsibility! Find out how you can be involved with YALIChecks below.


Once you pledge you will receive a personalized pledge graphic to share on social media. Share it using the hashtag #YALIChecks and encourage your friends, family, and networks to join and share as well!

Watch and Learn

Watch this playlist of three short videos to learn more about how to ‘Stop.Reflect.Verify’ before responsibly sharing information.

PDF video transcripts are also available in English [267KB], French [267KB], Portuguese [268KB], and Spanish [177KB]


Once you have watched the three 'Stop.Reflect.Verify' videos, share your knowledge and encourage others to support media literacy awareness by organizing a #YALILearns session. Use the event facilitation guide below to help plan your session.

Can you spot false headlines and misleading stories in the news?

Take the quiz to find out!


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