Look through your Facebook feed and chances are you’ll find a bunch of half-truths, conspiracies, and chain letter–quality hoaxes sharing space with links to reputable news stories. In the past month, I’ve come across links to an article about Chinese people eating soup made of human fetus (a retread of an old racist rumor), a story about how former Liberian president Charles Taylor was a CIA agent (this one was actually reported by the Boston Globe, but later pretty much completely retracted), and a tale of a lesbian ex-Marine waitress who got stiffed on a tip by a homophobic couple (the couple now claims they gave her an ample tip; it’s not clear who is lying or what is going on).
With the exception of that last story, it would have been pretty easy for the sharers to do a quick Google search and determine that the OMG or WTF item they were about to post was outdated or untrue. The whole point of the internet is that you have pretty much the sum total of human knowledge sitting at your fingertips! It takes TWO SECONDS to research the thing you are thinking about sharing and find out that the Daily Currant is a shitty satire site, or that there is no“Abortionplex,” or that those “legal notices” your friends are posting on Facebook don’t do anything—yet even journalists and others who should know better fall for this crap.
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3. Meeting The Presidents 04:01
4. The Feeling f. Kay Cola 04:15
5. Praying Against D’evils 03:51
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Skyzoo & Antman Wonder present the collabo EP “An Ode To Reasonable Doubt”. Released via First Generation Rich Inc., in conjunction with Loyalty Digital Corp. In light of Jay-Z’s 44th birthday, we present the orchestral remake of Jay’s finest moment. The 9 song EP shows Philly composer Antman Wonder recreating the original beats with live string sections, horns, etc, while lyrically its written from the perspective of Sky placing himself in the emotions that Jay displayed on the original, but from his point of view, as opposed to reinterpreting Jay’s life. Covert art by MB Bowens and Courtney Jefferson. **BONUS SKYZOO SONG** Included in Digital Booklet of download This project is an incentive based, pay what you want. You have the option to download the project for free or pay something and in turn get something. The price points and contest/options are as follows: Option 1: Free download Option 2: Pay $3 and get an autographed Skyzoo poster & a chance to win an official #FGR Snapback Option 3: Pay $5 and get an autographed Skyzoo poster & a chance to win a $50 Gift Card. Option 4: Pay $7 or more and you get an autographed poster & a chance to win a pair of sneakers worth up to $250 courtesy of Burn Rubber Detroit
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. ~Nelson Mandela #RIP— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) December 5, 2013