Stay safe from hoaxes
Hoaxes and meant to create chaos and decieve those who are willing to read, watch or listen.
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Misinformation Combat Alliance

Mis- and dis-information comes in many shapes, sizes, formats and themes. Sometimes it can be a video, an audio clip or a picture with text on it. You may see it on a social network, receive it on a messaging app or discover it on a video streaming platform. Even if it's not what you wanted to seek out, it can reach you in many ways. And it's not always political. It can be about health, financial scams, science, climate and environment, international relations, government schemes and advisories, crime, entertainment and sports among many others. 

Misinformation is harmful and can have a negative impact on society causing chaos and problems. It can also impact faith in the financial system. Take this video for example. 

This is a hoax, and you will find many of these online. It may be hard to fact check everything you see, but knowing the technique employed by those who want to deceive or mislead you can help you stay alert and safe. In this case, the star on the five hundred rupee indicates it was a replaced or reprinted note.The RBI adopted the "STAR series" numbering system for replacement of defectively printed banknotes in 2006.  If something is shocking or too good to be true, take it with a pinch of salt and check the facts. 

About this campaign
This campaign/survey is a partnership between Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA) and Meta for research purposes. No personal information about the people seeing these ads or participating in this survey will be collected by or shared with MCA.

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