Aired Aug 20, 2020
Misinformation About the Transgender Community Online
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Article: Transgender Facebook content dominated by right-wing sources, study finds
Source: NBC News
Author: Tim Fitzsimons
Questions for Discussion:
- Do the results of the Media Matters for America study outlined in this article surprise you? Why or why not?
- If you were going to recommend organizations, news sources, or individuals to follow on social media for trans-affirming content, what would they be?
- In your opinion, what responsibilities do LGBTQ+ folks and allies have to call out and/or report anti-trans content on social media? What responsibilities do they have to share trans-affirming content?
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