Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In Other Words, Wade into the Rising Tide of B.S. At Your Own Risk

If a Story is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating.  (The New York Times, 12/9/2013)

Sorry, it's not what you think.  This Man Is Hilariously Live-Tweeting His Flight-and-Feud With The Woman in #7A.  (Storify)

P. T. Barnum alert. That Viral "Poverty Thoughts" Essay Is Totally Ridiculous. (Houston Press, 11/29/2013)

It's a trifecta of gullibility.  Kid's Santa Letter With the Amazon Link Was a Hoax.  (Mashable, 12/4/2013)

Fact checking?  Guess what?  No time!

Related posts:
This obituary time line needs fact checking.  (11/5/2011)
Reference Librarian to the Rescue; or, No, Folks, It Ain't Wal-Mart.  (12/4/2010)
Fact checking: Isn't this one of the reasons we need news librarians? (5/21/2010)
She certainly should have known better.  (9/12/2008)

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