As a muslim, it is obligatory to confirm the things before believing and more importantly spreading it to others. There are clear and emphatic Quranic Ayats and Sahih Ahadith in this regard.
ALLAH pak says in surah ASRA
And do not follow a thing about which you have no knowledge. Surely, the ear, the eye and the heart - each one of them shall be interrogated about. [17:36]
Very clear Hadith is there in Saheeh Muslim
The prohibition of speaking about everything that one hears.Matan of Hadeeth starts with
“KAFA BILAMRE KAZIBAN……………………………(MUSLIM SHAREEF)
(Translation ) “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘It is sufficient lying for a man to speak of everything that he hears.’”
(As translated in Riyazussaliheen translation)