INTERNET SOCIAL MEDIA HALF TRUE 😛 OR WORSE? :-!
We checked chain emails, shareable Facebook memes and other Internet detritus, often submitted by readers who ask us: “Is this really true?”
Most of the time the answer is no: Since PolitiFact began in 2007, we’ve rated 47 percent of shareable Facebook memes as either False or Pants on Fire, compared to just 20 percent that were either True or Mostly True. The track record of chain emails is even more dismal. A full 83 percent of chain emails have been False or Pants on Fire, compared to just 7 percent that were either True or Mostly True.