I’ve always had a thing against being passive, not is it conformist and unoriginal, it can be quite an ‘unhealthy’ phenomena too. Think of how credibility decreases as the information travels from one source to another. Think of rumors and their development. Think of Fitnas.
“يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ جَاءَكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَإٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا”
A brief reflection on this verse tells us that our measure of passing information is the credibility of the source and that authentication and validation are required. The wrong doing in this situation is shared among a non credible source and an irresponsible source that chose not to validate before passing.a