Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fake news: ICA fuel tank scanner

I received many copies of this via Whatsapp with some providing more intriguing pictures. This one is the most detailed and "convincing".

Only two of them follow up with messages that the news was fake.

The fake news problem is getting more serious but this is also the moment to get familiar with them and learn to spot them. Some of us are conscientious students but most are either lazy or stupid, swallowing hook, line and sinker.

My worry is that as part of the natural sorting process, the shrewd and the suckers are organized into separate groups. We will have to depend on common members of both groups to keep pointing out such hoaxes to the lazy gullible ones. I have noticed some are just too lazy to learn, always leaning on others to look out for them. To add insult to injury, quite a few even enjoy fake news because they are often juicy and conspiratorial. I have also noticed agnostics and atheists seem to do better.

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