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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Don't Believe Everything You Read

There's a part of me that can't believe I even have to say this, but I'm going to say it anyway: Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Before you pass anything on as true facts, double-check. 

This post is provoked by a recent video that appeared on my Facebook news feed passed on by a couple of friends.


The post featured this video and claimed that the rider is both deaf and mute.

Now, I am a huge horse person and the friends that shared this video and information were not. I recognized the video immediately. This is Stacy Westfall and she is neither. 

Another example would be the multiple celebrities whose deaths were falsely reported on social media sites. To the point where now, months later, my roommate actually thought that one of them was dead. The moral of this story is just be careful what you believe from the Internet. If something seems off (or even if it doesn't), do a little background research.

1 comments:

Cheree Smith said...

That is so true, especially with social media being so easy to pass on information easily. I still remember how an Australian news station reported a celebrities death because they were told the information before checking the facts... it made them look so bad when it turned out to be very false.