Tuesday, September 23, 2008
You know what I'm talking about. But I know for sure that in the USA and in Korea (think mad-cow), email myths get forwarded around as facts.
Be careful people. Being in an email is not evidence of truth. Emails are notorious for passing on bad information.
A nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization called www.snopes.com checks out email forwards for "urban legends" or common myths.
A political, non-partisan, truth-checking organization www.factcheck.org, publishes this article about chain emails. After describing the rush of emails with false facts about Barak Obama, they write:
Again, for the record, he is not a Muslim, his middle name is not Mohammed, and he placed his hand on a Bible when he was sworn into the Senate. And he puts his hand over his heart when he says the Pledge of Allegiance. We even have pictures to prove it.
As of today both sets of US presidential and VP candidates are victims of some of the hottest urban legends. See the list of myths and the truth at www.snopes.com.
Seriously, BE CAREFUL people. Don't believe everything you read, and definitely don't forward it without checking it out first.