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snopes 06 July 2009 03:53 AM

Sorting inbox fact from fiction
Slacktivism, fauxtography and bald faced lies. Anyone with an email account, an address book and the ability to press 'forward' can - and probably has - committed all of the above.

And while the furore over a fake email scam continues to distract Australia's political leaders, for internet mythbusters David and Barbara Mikkelson, there are more pressing matters of cyber fabrication at hand.

Logoboros 06 July 2009 04:09 AM


...while a picture of First Lady Michelle Obama posing at a soup kitchen for a "homeless" person equipped with a $500 camera phone was also dismissed as a fabrication.
That's not quite right, is it? It's not a fabricated photo, the myth is the insupported interpretation of the photo.


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