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Fact Checking Your Facebook Status

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: Great Writing, Facebook, ombudsman, fact checking, Smart Set, Bennett Gordon,

Was Alex Strum really “trying to get some homework done before going to work” as his Facebook status suggested? In an article for The Smart Set, Strum hired an ombudsman correct some of the inaccurate and misleading information he has spread about his own life through Facebook. The fact checker responded to the status update about homework, writing:

It should be noted that there are discrepancies with what Alex was actually doing. Although his schoolwork was present and in the open, his attention was mostly focused on the television, where Point Break was airing again on the USA network.

Source: The Smart Set