|The Fib from Outer Space|
It augments human stupidity. You see, in the olden days (you know, like the 1970s), it was much harder to spread lies. You couldn't push a magical button that would send a chain email to 1,500 people in a matter of seconds. You couldn't share a bogus story on Facebook with 800 friends. Heck, you couldn't even text message. You actually had to talk to someone. Ew.
|The Rumor Weed|
What's behind the pervasive tendency to spread total bullsh*t, anyway? It's not "being a responsible citizen". It's not "keeping others informed."
It's gossip. And spreading gossip, last time I checked, is WRONG.
Do you want to sound like a parrot on crack? Of course you don't.
CHECK YOUR HOOVER DAM FACTS, PEOPLE.
For generic lies, go here: http://www.snopes.com/
For political lies, go here: http://www.politifact.com/
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