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This site wants to debunk Internet rumors before they can even start to spread

You can’t trust everything you read on the internet. But a real-time rumor-tracking site is trying to change that.

It’s called Emergent. And it’s the brainchild of journalist and fellow at… 476 more words


As Hallow’s Eve draws near #GilbertSchools residents report #FunkyPhantom Sightings & haunts #GPSBoard Gatherings

If you grew up in the 1970’s and the 1980’s, you may remember the Saturday morning cartoon, The Funky Phantom. The show featured three teenagers, their dog Elmo and a Revolutionary War-era ghost named Jonathan Wellington “Mudsy” Muddlemore and his cat, Boo. 575 more words

Gilbert Public Schools

Soros owns SNOPES.com and Kagan protects Obama's lie - Shutting Down requests for Birth Documents

Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Courts Kagan

We-l-l-l-l now, I guess the time has come to check out Snopes! Ya’ don’t suppose it might not be a good time to take a second look at some of the stuff that got kicked in the ditch by… 273 more words

#GPSBoard Pres in absentia Staci Burk tries to snope Snopes in an apparent defense of Ron Bellus’ sex toy gaffe

It appears the Ron Bellus’ great sex toy show has yet to reach its climax.

Yesterday, Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board President in absentia Staci Burk seem to have decided to put in her two cents on the issue with a post in Daryl Colvin’s like-minded Facebook group.  441 more words

Gilbert Public Schools

Tracking Rumors on the Internet

New York Magazine reports that researchers at Columbia University have created a website that tracks Internet rumors. It’s called Emergent. The well-known Snopes site has been doing something similar for almost 20 years, but Emergent aims to provide more statistical information, showing how many times a rumor has been referenced online, and who has been spreading or debunking it. 206 more words


One way to tell whether incredible news you read online is really true

Did you hear the thing about the Florida woman who implanted a third breast in order to be “unattractive to men”? The one who is filming “her daily life in Tampa to show the struggles she faces because of her surgery”? 1,117 more words