[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 16 03:32:12 GMT 2020


 Beatrice Otter (beatrice_otter at zoho.com) wrote:
> However, what you get a lot of on Facebook is not posts directly by
> experts, or at least those aren't the ones that go (pardon the pun)
> viral. What you get are people posting inflammatory things that they
> *say* are from whoever.

Again: that depends on what you're doing.  While William's sources
are causing him unnecessary distress by lying to him about bogus
"restrictions", New Mexico's Department of Health has a Facebook page
(https://www.facebook.com/nmdoh/) that might help to clear up some of
the misinformation.

One has to assess the reliability of information; the number of people
who have been involved in passing it along is one of the factors.  The
details of the forum or website or newsgroup or mailing list or whatever
matter.  But it's silly to say, "Facebook, *pffft!*"  There are good and
bad sources on Facebook, as there are on the web, mailing lists, fora,
etc.

Joel



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