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Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ Feature Apparently Causes Confusion, Leads to Sharing of Old Missing Person Story in Hermantown
Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ Feature Apparently Causes Confusion, Leads to Sharing of Old Missing Person Story in Hermantown
You can't always take things at face value on the internet. The latest example of this popped up this week, as people mistakenly thought they were doing a good deed by sharing a missing person story on Facebook. The problem is, the story was exactly a year old, and she had been found not long after being reported missing.
Web of Lies: Fake Ebola News Stories on the Internet Unnecessarily Scaring Americans
Web of Lies: Fake Ebola News Stories on the Internet Unnecessarily Scaring Americans
While cases of Ebola in the United States can be counted on one hand, there's a palpable fear of the deadly virus around the country. Even though the virus isn't easily transmitted, it is certainly a grim bug that is definitely worth being at least a little worried about. Groups of tasteless jokesters are taking advantage of this fear and using it to stir things up in cities around the country. Re
Why Are There So Many Facebook “Free Giveaway” Scams? Learn How to Spot Them and Avoid Them
Why Are There So Many Facebook “Free Giveaway” Scams? Learn How to Spot Them and Avoid Them
In a growing trend over the past year, Facebook fan pages have been popping up, offering free items like iPads, phones, computers, and other electronics and prizes. All the pages ask you to do is "like" or share the page or post in order to win. Pages like this are categorically considered fraudulent by social media specialists. Why are these pages being made, and how can you spot a fake

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