Expressing yourself and voicing your opinions to a large number of people has never been as easy as it is now. Increasingly, apps and social networks emerge and allow users to post content and communicate with a few clicks on the Internet. Many consider this to be an incredible innovation in human communication, contributing to increased freedom of expression.
However, you must be careful when creating or sharing content and expressing your opinion. Because they have no scientific basis or have not been confirmed to be true, certain statements can be harmful. These are called rumors. Before sharing, ask yourself: Is this information really true? Do not rely only on common sense. Check the source of the information – investigate and confirm.
Help fight rumors. Only share information if you are really sure of its veracity. When in doubt, do not share.
For more information:
https://internetsegura.br/ (portuguese only)
https://cartilha.cert.br/fasciculos/#boatos (portuguese only)
In the first scene, there is a hand holding a mobile phone that displays the share icon. In this scene, the following phrase appears: "Going to share something?"
In the second scene, a girl appears in front of a laptop, thinking. In this scene, the following phrase appears: "Stop and think."
In the third scene, little people appear and check to see if the information is true. In this scene, the following phrase appears: "Fact check before sending."
In the fourth scene, a megaphone appears with the following phrase: "It could be...a rumor."
In the fifth scene, an orange backdrop appears with the following phrase: "When in doubt, don't share."
Companies and organizations interested in participating can become partners in this initiative, adding their logo to a customized version of the videos, which can be published on their website or on other channels. Send us an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request the application of your company or entity's logo to our videos.