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PolitiFact's guide to Thanksgiving dinner

By Bill Adair
Published on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 2:45 p.m.

At Thanksgiving dinner, there's probably a good chance you'll end up sitting beside your uncle.

You love your uncle, but you could do without all those chain e-mails that he forwards to you, the ones that claim the government is forcing you to get rid of your light bulbs, that "Obamacare" is going to put a tax on home sales and that President Barack Obama fits the biblical description of the Antichrist. (Note to uncles: We're not really singling you out. Chain e-mails get forwarded by aunts, grandparents and plenty of other relatives.)

With that in mind, PolitiFact put together a handy guide to chain e-mails and other viral messages.

Check it out. You might want to print it and hide it under the green bean casserole so you can pull it out if your uncle brings up the chain e-mails.

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