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bonyk

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Thanks for sharing that 2 year old news item!
« on: October 15, 2013, 06:10:23 PM »
One of my Facebook friends recently shared a news link about a local politician making rather inflammatory remarks ago my profession.  I remember him making the comment some time ago.  I clicked on the link and the date was from 2011.

Oddly enough, 2 unrelated friends have also posted the link, so this resurrection seems to be making the rounds in Facebookland. 

Would you say anything or ignore?

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Re: Thanks for sharing that 2 year old news item!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 06:13:28 PM »
I'd probably ignore it. But you could also comment "yeah I remember when he said that..." or "did he do something again recently that is making this story pop up again?"

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Re: Thanks for sharing that 2 year old news item!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 06:30:17 PM »
There was one of these that went viral last year--it was a story about a famous actor doing a commendable thing, and accused the news media of having a particular bias because they hadn't covered it. Well, it turns out that the commendable thing was true, but had happened in 1991!  :o

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Re: Thanks for sharing that 2 year old news item!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 06:34:27 PM »
My friends are such that when one of us ends up making a post recycling old news, the rest of us will mock them for having missed that year/time traveling/living under a rock/etc.

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Re: Thanks for sharing that 2 year old news item!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 06:43:33 PM »
Remember when the "big moon this week" stories came around again? The astronomy people were like.......Yeah, great that y'all are interested, but that was for LAST year, guys...

I usually privately correct people who send out wrong/inflammatory information. I don't know if they are still forwarding garbage to the rest of their list, but they stopped sending ME crazy stuff, and I'd rather just think better of them for it.

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Re: Thanks for sharing that 2 year old news item!
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 06:01:14 AM »
Facebook used to do a really annoying thing where if you clicked an article, it would share that you had with everyone you were FB friends with. The articles shown would have very click-baity titles, and it would only be once you'd opened it that you discovered it was extremely old. I had one such article be from about 2001! I think it had been archived.

Fact checking is often lacking in these situations...