Misinformation

William Pullin

UFO’Real, A Historical Review

By William Pullin, UFO Historian

Misinformation

Greetings! Misinformation. The posting, and sharing, of links containing unconfirmed, misleading, unvetted, and potentially inaccurate information has become quite common in today’s environment. UFO researchers have a hard enough time examining information that has been shown to be valid; the process is made much more problematic and difficult when invalid, or “junk” content is posted, shared, and embraced. In my interactions with others in the UFO community, I often ask the question “Has this link’s content been vetted, or examined, to determine it’s validity?” Usually I receive a well thought out and polite response to such an inquiry, but on occasion, I find myself on the receiving end of a response (usually via Messenger) peppered with foul language and personal attacks. I am always extremely disappointed by such messages. The one and only reason I ask a question is to find out more information, I never ask questions to belittle or mock another human being, or to make light of their positions. I would never conduct myself in such a manner! In closing, on a professional level, the sharing of unverified, or misleading, or hoaxed information is tantamount to misinformation, or worse, disinformation. We all need to be better than that! Thank you for your time.

Author: Gail Hodson Shirk

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