Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Two strikes and you're out

New policy - two strikes and you're out.

So many people repost stuff on Facebook that's blatant nonsense in the guise of fact. They aren't using their own critical thinking abilities, and they aren't fact-checking with Snopes, a good source for debunking false rumours.

My policy from here on, will be to overlook *one* instance of reposting something egregiously wrong. The second time this happens, the person posting will be blocked from telling me stuff, because if you're passing something on, it's *your* responsibility to check whether it's nonsense *before* you post it.

I'd encourage other people to do the same. So that people who post easily refuted false rumours will wind up with each other as their only audience.

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