Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Garg’s Law

Anu Garg has proposed Garg’s Law, “a first law of the Internet”: “Do not forward anything you’ve received online without verifying it yourself.”

My interest in this law just spiked when I discovered that a teacher-education program is quoting the apocryphal Mark Twain.

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comments: 2

Slywy said...

I've been practicing this for decades. It makes some people angry. They don't like to see "cool things" debunked.

Michael Leddy said...

I’ve had that experience. If I were on Facebook, I’d be spending hours looking things up.