Internet hoaxes are alive and well on Facebook! Recently a picture of a baby with cancer on his face found its way to my Facebook page and my research showed the growth is actually a strawberry birthmark - granted it's very large - but it's not cancer and Facebook won't give money to this child every time the photo is 'shared'!! Why do people insist on sharing this information without checking it out? When I privately messaged one of my friends about a recent post I found to be a hoax, I was told "Oh, I just passed it on, if someone wants to check it out they can." When I asked her if she didn't think it was the sender's responsibility to check the validity of a claim before they forward the message, she simply said, "No." The madness must stop! Are we that gullible? I hope not.
There are three sites I use to validate what I suspect are hoaxes and I will continue to pass on the information. Sadly, even some of the anti-hoax sites aren't always correct, so it appears there is a sucker born every minute ... even though the man who received credit for that statement is not the originator.
Check out a hoax before you spread the word.
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