Give me a flippin' break! Wake up call for people who get their news from Twitter...check the facts with REAL news institutions before spreading the news on social media!
It's true, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc...are a great way to become fans of your favorite newspapers and news shows to get legitimate information. For example, I am fans of Annarbor.com, The Saline Reporter, NPR.org and many legitimate local publications. I like this arrangement because the headlines come right to my home page.
So this is just a reminder to use social media in a way that is helpful, not setting ignition to the fire. Like this morning, a family member posted a rumor she'd heard --but with a question mark-- for someone to please clarify. Sure enough (and this is the best thing about social networks) someone disputed the rumor, supplied a link with proof that it was just a rumor, thus end of rumor. Thank you to said family member and friends.
We all love our social media outlets, I know I do. Just remember all news info should be backed up by legitimate sources, at least two.
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