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The long shelf life of ‘Net rumors

Nov 29, 20051 min
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If you’re like us, you get a lot of family spam (“fram”). There’s the ones about Bill Gates wanting to send you to Disney World, how California law requires all state residents to obtain hunting licenses before setting mousetraps, and the latest, how the Swiffer WetJet floor cleaner can kill family pets.

Or not.

USA Today looks at the long shelf life of Internet rumors and how they’re affecting companies, like Proctor & Gamble, which makes the Swiffer WetJet.

In probably its greatest public service ever, USA Today points readers to Snopes to get their facts – or rumors – straight.

Via USA Today