Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

PolitiFact's Thanksgiving guide

Happy Thanksgiving from PolitiFact!
Happy Thanksgiving from PolitiFact!

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 emails 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 intending to single you out. Chain emails get forwarded by aunts, grandparents and plenty of other relatives.)

At any rate, PolitiFact in Washington put together a handy guide to chain emails and other viral messages. Hide it under the green bean casserole (or JELL-O) and you can pull it out if anyone brings up the chain emails.

Curious? Sample more here.