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Social networks have undoubtedly changed the way we use the internet. However it is too easy to just click 'Share' or 'Retweet' without really thinking.
If it sounds very un-probable and totally unbelievable, it probably isn't true!
"An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true, and often possess horror implications that are believable to their audience." <link>
The best thing to do is to put a story into Google. If you get a number one hit for Snopes.com you can be sure the story is probably not true. Always do this before sharing a story or photo via social media. It's really important.
This is a great example that has been shared on Facebook...
Organisations such as Britain First have been particularly guilty of scaremongering about Muslims and immigrants.
Will you help stop this? THINK before you reshare.