Don't Believe Everything You Read

What was originally a cryptic looking "acronym" is now a common expression due to the increase in user-generated content and fake news on the Internet. It began with the story of old man Turklebaum and continues in part because of the proliferation of blogging, vlogging, social media, and the public editing of wikis. The fact is there are many kinds of hoaxes on the Internet, so the general rule of thumb is  "Don't Believe Everything You Read."

DBEYR is seen in texting, online chat, instant messaging, e-mail, blogs, newsgroup postings, and social media. It refers to the fact that just because it's posted online, doesn't necessarily mean it's true. Assume nothing.

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