Please research before sharing

United States
May 25, 2016 9:01am CST
Everyday on social media people are sharing horror stories! Most start like this: My cousin's mother's sister is lucky to be alive! My daughter's friend's boyfriend's mother was almost killed! The police are aware and said it has been happening. If you are going to share a post that starts out like any of the above - please research it a little. At least check it out on Snoopes before sharing it. It's getting really old to see all of these people sharing all of these posts that are simply not true. Let's all not forget - just because it's on social media, does not mean it is true!
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6 responses
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
25 May 16
Oh I feel your pain. I'm so sick of people sharing scam posts of the type you describe. It takes seconds to check for fakes.
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• United States
26 May 16
Yes, it's so easy to check before posting!
@LadyDuck (182653)
• Switzerland
25 May 16
You are so right, I cannot understand why people rush to share without taking the time to research first.
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25 May 16
That's right. People love to circulate things they aren't even sure about. This is something serious especially when sharing information. I hope people will be more responsible on social media :-)
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
25 May 16
I prefer Hoax Slayer but regardless I wish people would do their research and stop posting this kind of nonsense.
• United States
26 May 16
I haven't heard of Hoax Slayer. I am going to go check that one out.
@Macarrosel (7537)
• Philippines
25 May 16
Maybe some of their stories are true also. Who knows. Well, I'm very careful in believing anything being shared in social media. I will see to it that what was shared is really true. Thanks for the heads up.
• United States
26 May 16
I am not saying that all stories posted are fake. I am saying that people should check them out before believing and sharing.
@Fleura (7360)
• United Kingdom
25 May 16
I agree, Snopes is a great resource to stop that sort of scaremongering!