Facebook users: Do you check facts before posting?

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Facebook users: Do you check facts before posting?

SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Lately, my Facebook front page has been packed with very intelligent people posting things that are less than intelligent. The two that have been on constantly are the one about Facebook copyrighting and "free" gift cards to popular stores. I never repost without checking, which means I rarely repost at all since most of the "information" is a hoax.

What about you? Do you fact check before you repost? If you notice it is false information, do you say anything to the poster?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I always or almost always fact check before reposting.
26
I sometimes fact check before reposting.
2
I never or hardly ever fact check before reposting.
1
AND...
3
I often repost from others.
I sometimes repost from others.
5
I never or almost never repost from others.
19
AND...if you notice the info is wrong...
2
I always or almost always tell the person that their info is wrong.
8
I sometimes tell them their information is wrong.
3
I never or almost never tell them their info is wrong.
2
Llamas don't use facebook.
11
Total votes: 82 (43 voters)
Poll is closed
11/27/2012
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Kirill1171 Kirill1171
I never or almost never repost from others.
11/27/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I fact check most of what I repost, unless it is something that I really know will get to my conservative friends.
11/27/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Today the wall is full of people recommending sending Christmas cards for wounded soldiers to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Only, Walter Reed didn't accept cards like that, and that Walter Reed closed a year ago. Does nobody check anything before spreading it? *face palm*
11/27/2012
SexToys-R-Us SexToys-R-Us
i always check because i sit back and laugh when my friends post dumb shit like the fake ass privacy copyright thing that everyone is posting on their wall lol if they only knew that it doesnt change shit and it makes no difference lol i posted something similar but sarcastically making fun of them all ahahahha
11/27/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I fact check with my tumblr but I don't use facebook so....
11/27/2012
jfree jfree
Fact-check facebook and tumblr usually, I only share stuff from friends/artists (on facebook) and artists/sources (tumblr,) and sometimes I correct them if I'm not second-guessing everything.
11/27/2012
marshmallow marshmallow
yeah, i try to
11/27/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I always check, but I don't often share what other post either.
11/27/2012
Kissy Kissy
There is too many scams. I don't contribute by reposting.
11/27/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately, my Facebook front page has been packed with very intelligent people posting things that are less than intelligent. The two that have been on constantly are the one about Facebook copyrighting and "free" gift cards to popular ...
I don't have a Facebook
11/27/2012
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Most of the time I just don't repost
11/27/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I have Facebook but I have to put other because I don't check facts unless it is something that spikes my interest. I usually don't repost the "Copy & Repost" this stuff anyways
11/27/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I don't post a lot on Facebook. But when I do, it is usually about things I've done that day or something like that.
11/27/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
I ALWAYS check facts. I hate it when people don't. It drives me nuts! I don't understand why people are willing to believe anything they hear or read on the internet. Ever been to school? Ever written a paper? Ever just had the common sense to say, "hey! Anybody can say whatever they want. Why should I believe them?" I think it's a combination of laziness and self righteousness--people need to be outraged about something, need to be for a "cause," need to show off to everyone how informed they are, and how concerned they are with the world. It makes me CRAZY.
11/27/2012
joolie joolie
Anyone can make up a statistic or percentage, and photoshopping happens. I check facts.
11/27/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I usually don't post things unless I am really interested in them.
11/27/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I don't use facebook for that. I only have one group that I'm actually active with and then ignore everything else pretty much.
11/27/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I do, which is why I tend not to post political stuff on Facebook. Besides, I have too many friends with differing view points
11/27/2012
meitman meitman
You can't argue with stupid people. They just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Just kidding. Actually I just don't really use facebook much. I check out what friends and family are doing and ignore most everything else. I don't use it to interact with people much.
11/27/2012
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I fact-check everything when possible. There is too much crap floating around.
11/27/2012
minstrel69 minstrel69
I repost sometimes but always try to make sure facts are correct if possible
11/27/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I have a pretty good eye for things, but are you sure they're not posting blog giveaways?
11/28/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I always fact check before I repost. And on that note, I rarely repost because most information like that on Facebook is false.
11/28/2012
GONE! GONE!
I almost never repost anything.
11/29/2012
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 24