Viral Emails

I got another viral email message today.. this one purported that Obama snubbed troops in Afghanistan. I checked it out at and found it to be false.. these messages often are just propaganda from one point of view. Here is the Wiki on Snopes:
Snopes (pronounced /ˈsnoʊps/), also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a website that is the most widely-known resource for validating or debunking urban legends, Internet rumors, email forwards, and other such stories of uncertain or questionable origin in popular American culture.
Do you ever check stuff out at Snopes or do you use another site like
Truth or Fiction? I am amazed at how many people embrace lies proposed in email messages. Next time you get one of these emails I suggest that you just snope it out.. and educate the sender of the email with your findings.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this Public Service Announcement. I wish more people would Snope stuff out. I don't use Snope as much as I do a good old fashioned Google search. But, I have found Snopes to be extremely useful at times.


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