Legendary Hoax. Explore a legendary hoax from the Museum of Hoaxes. Describe the elements and details of the hoax. Applying what you know about how to evaluate arguments, pretend you were presented with this hoax and outline the steps you would take to evaluate it. How does this hoax encourage critically evaluating sources of information? Explain three methods by which you can prevent yourself from being fooled by hoaxes or other sources of misinformation.
You must post to this discussion on at least four separate days of the week, and your posts must total at least 500 words as you address this discussion. This means that, in order to receive full credit, your first post must be completed by Friday at the latest (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday would satisfy the four-day requirement). However, we encourage you to get into the discussion early in the week and begin interacting with your classmates and professor. Remember to post on at least four separate days during the week.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Reply to at least two of your classmates by sharing why you think some people believed the hoax and why others might have been more skeptical. You might also reflect on times when you were fooled by hoaxes or misinformation and how you plan on preventing this in the future.