It seems like I am coming across more and more inaccurate information circling around Facebook. My news feed has been full of stories and pictures of sick kids with captions like, “If this picture gets 1,000 “likes” so and so will pay for their surgery,” etc. There has been a Photoshop image of Bill Gates going around saying something like if you “share” this picture he might give you $5,000. The other day I saw one with a picture of the gold dollar bill with a false statement about the government printing them with the “In God We Trust” omitted from the coin.
If something comes across your news feed that you are tempted to re-post or share, check its validity out on www.snopes.com. You can type in a key word and information comes up about whether it is true or false. It also gives you an explanation for why it is true or false.
Click to see the Snopes responses to the Bill Gates Facebook scam and the gold dollar coin information that is circulating.
The bottom line is…YOU CAN’T TRUST EVERYTHING YOU READ…just because someone posts something, doesn’t mean it is TRUE!
If you are questioning something you read, check it out on Snopes Rumor Has It and find out the truth.
~Robyn (Jersey Girl)