SOCIAL MEDIA DOWNFALLS

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I am afraid I am going to moan as I think some people need to know a few facts about posts, messages and emails.  If you get a message that says share you really do not have to!  Messages like don’t add Bill Smith as it will put a virus on your comp, there is no person called Bill Smith as it is just an old-fashioned chain letter and probably the clever ones will get your email address and then you get loads of spam mail.  People appear to just share with out reading…..what is the point of sharing about a lost dog, when after reading all the post the dog is in bloody America!

If you get links to log into things in your messages, DON”T it really is not worth it as it is probably a stupid joke or a virus hidden in the message.  If you are not sure about a post or what ever it is then delete it.  You can always check on Hoax Slayer, Snopes or even do a Google search it’s not difficult people!

There are so many fraudulent emails saying they are from your bank or paypal….delete DELETE don’t even waste your precious time reading them.

The other thing that many people are getting stung with is the phone call saying they will boost your connection on wi-fi or they will get rid of the virus that is circulating they are all hoax’s put the phone down immediately.

If your Granny has a comp then tell her about all these things as they are the ones that tend to get scammed.  The internet is a wonderful thing but you need a lesson on what not to do or say.

Please do not put your surname in your email address and never put your correct year of birth on anything!

For some this is all done without thinking about it but lets all help everyone to be more savvy.

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8 thoughts on “SOCIAL MEDIA DOWNFALLS

  1. Good advice. My parents have already been burned once, and my kids are probably better informed than I am. It can be a tough balance existing out here in cyberspace; trying to be transparent without revealing too much. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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  2. About Snopes, I tried it and it’s unreliable. I was appalled at how it marked as fake news articles that debunked the 9/11 government narrative. I sent them a message complaining about it and all I got was an automatic reply, so basically no reply at all. That proved to me that their proclaimed interest in the truth is just BS. So, what is the real aim of Snopes? To me, kill the discussion in topics authorities don’t want to be discussed.
    If we want to live in a free, democratic and fair society, free speech must be protected at all costs. So, like you said Karen, we must use our brains and do our research. Most of all, we must ask ourselves who benefits from us believing that piece of news, or to believe that it is fake news.
    Nobody should tell us what to think. Allowing the net to be supervised by agents of The Ministery of Truth like Snopes can generate only a 1984 Orwellian society.

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