Happy July 4th. I woke up and checked Twitter and what’s the first thing I see? A tweet from someone I trust:
I think FOX News and/or Twitter might want to clean this up a bit. http://bit.ly/msyMFL
The link points to the FOX News Twitter feed that shows the half-dozen or so tweets saying that President Obama had been killed.
Now, what do I do with sensational tweets? Verify! I checked Google News and found this – The Associated Press: Hacking on Fox News Twitter reports Obamas death. Tada! Mystery solved. Sensational tweets placed in the Recycle Bin.
So the lesson here kids: verify trending tweets that seem incredible – chances are they are uncredible. Oh, and, fireworks should only be played with by sober adults. #HappyJuly4th #Happy4thofJuly