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Mythbusting In Social Media

So every so often (like, several times a day), I am confronted with some Facebook post, or a tweet, or an email, or some off-the-cuff comment by a person. And this post/tweet/email/comment (I’ll shorten it to “comment”) usually will spout some stat, or claim some horrible act was occurring, or tell us that a scientific study “proved” that candy corn cures diabetes (or something equally as stupid/unlikely).

So why is it that so many people find the first comment on Facebook or email, and forward that along as gospel truth?
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