Online misinformation is hard to stop. It’s easy to pass along a rumor, even easier to believe one. But understanding when an online piece of information is false, or meant to cause harm, requires critical thinking skills and awareness.
On Aug 15th, the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, Basir and his family made their first attempt to get into the airport and onto a plane. It would be nearly a month before they escaped into Pakistan. Over the next weeks they would be beaten at Taliban checkpoints, endure crushing crowds and be threatened and sworn at by soldiers from around the world.