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What do you have to think about before you start debunking?
A: Question if the myth is spreading widely
B: Question if the myth has the potential to cause harm
C: Question if the myth is 100 percent lie or not
What should you do first to effectively debunk a myth?
A: Lead with the fact and avoid oversimplification
B: Provide a factual alternative that fills a causal “gap” that the myth tries to fill
C: Do a simple retraction (this is not true)
How can you help people understand that the myth is wrong?
A: Explain how the myth misleads by sharing its logical fallacies
B: Warn that the misinformation is coming before stating the debunk
C: Explain to the person that they are stupid for believing the myth
What should you be expecting when debunking a myth?
A: Be prepared to debunk myths repeatedly
B: People will quickly realize that they were all wrong and will correct their position thanks to you
C: You will need to be patient when debunking and don’t dismiss the person’s feelings