Do you ever (intentionally or unintentionally) spread misinformation on social media? For example, the story about putting in your PIN backwards to alert police that you are in trouble.
I try not to share what I don’t know for sure.
I really try not to, if so I would say unintentionally.
You mean, am I like CNN? No.
I fact check everything before posting.
I don't post anything of that nature in general, and I do try to check the validity of just about anything I post, anyway.
I would *never* intentionally post something like that, though.
No that drives me nuts.
I did on some story and one of my friends told me it was the false story. So I took it down
I'm glad you did! Someone posted the PIN nonsense and I posted the snopes that disproved it and he kept it up.
Yes, ages ago. Now I crusade against these urban legends.
PIN is Personal Identification Number?
Yeah. That old story is going around again. It goes away for a few months and then pops back up again. No one seems to remember that it isn't true or doesn't care.
That type of BS pisses me off. I see it every few months, it will pop up and everyone acts like it will save so many lives and is the greatest idea ever. I've also seen the one where if you flash your headlights at someone who doesn't have them on, they will try to kill you, as some sort of gang initiation.