Monday, August 13, 2018

CONFIRM ITS TRUE BEFORE YOU REPEAT IT! SNOPES.COM

Not much has crossed my desk that I thought might be of general interest in the past few weeks, and since this Blog is aimed at providing important information I've been waiting for something to come up. Yesterday I received an email which alarmed me, and thought I'd better get the word out, but just before I sent it out I remembered to check out the info at "Snopes.com" - a web site that confirms whether web-published info is true, semi-true or just downright false. A quick check at Snopes proved to be an important step, since the email was just plain false information. I let the sender know, and the response I got was that Snopes.com is a false site and to be ignored. I'm not sure what to make of that!

Nevertheless, I've been using Snopes for nearly 20 years, and so far it has proved to be a very reliable resource. So my recommendation is that you check Snopes.com first, and then forward if it proves to be a reliable piece of info and you feel it worth sharing.

Hope this helps you make your way through what ends up in your email and on Facebook, etc.

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