Editor’s Notebook: Urban legend hoaxes still circulating widely on Facebook
By JIM BROOKS
Nelson County Gazette
Saturday, April 13, 2013 – The phenomenon recently has been poked fun of in a variety of commercials. It is a malady that has probably infected all of us at one time or another. The symptoms include suspending of common sense and the inability to question things that appear to be too good or bad to be true.
The phenomenon that still plagues a great many Web users is believing nearly everything one sees on the Internet, particularly urban legends. Urban legends are false stories repeated as truth from one person to another. There are hundreds of urban legends out there, and they often resurface from time to time.