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FlackCheck.org Video: Spotting Bogus Claims


“That Chain E-mail Your Friend Sent to You Is (Likely) Bogus. Seriously.”

That’s the title of a special report we published in 2008 encouraging readers to be highly skeptical of any chain emails that landed in their inboxes. “Assume all such messages are wrong, and you’ll be right most of the time,” we said then.

Well, that report now has a companion video courtesy of FlackCheck.org, our sister website for political literacy. It’s the same cautionary advice, just in video form.

Feel free to forward both the video, and the report, far and wide.