Inboxer Rebellion

Every day we’re bombarded with e-mail of dubious origin and even more dubious veracity: messages that plead with us to find a missing kid or help a sick child, sign a petition to right some terrible injustice, take a stand on an important piece of pending legislation, forward a message to claim free merchandise, or take heed of the latest computer virus. The messages that aren’t outright hoaxes are often full of misinformation, and even the ones that have some truth to them are usually out-of-date by the time we receive them. This is the place where the inboxer rebellion begins! The categories below should help you locate and identify whether that piece of e-mail you’ve received is a hoax, the truth, or something in between.

Crisis Text Line
741741: Crisis Text Line Teens (and others) can text 741741 from anywhere in the United States or Canada to...
    Mostly True
741741: Crisis Text Line
Is Allisyn Nicole Still Missing? Recycled social media posts from 2013 report that the young woman who supposedly went missing...
    Outdated
Is Allisyn Nicole Still Missing?
Michael J. Fox.
Michael J. Fox Death Hoax The popular actor has not passed away at 57 from complications related to Parkinson's disease.
    False
Michael J. Fox Death Hoax