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Be wary of Internet hoaxes

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While it appears that no one suffered as a result of the fake Facebook page a user claiming to represent the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department set up last week, the story in Friday’s Gazette raises some interesting questions about the growing popularity of social media and the public’s reliance on them to keep informed. Caveat emptor. It is often said, “Don’t believe everything you read in the newspapers,” but at least the source of information ...

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