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The reason I bring all this up is because I have a habit of pointing out troll shenanigans. I've been on the Internet long enough to build up a healthy sense of cynicism so I fact check pretty much everything. In fact I mentioned this in one of my entries last year. I've never though expounded on why I do it. The truth is because I care.
The spreading of false information bugs me on a level that it wouldn't bug the average person. Most people can just shrug it off. Me? I can't leave you to believe some of that tripe that gets tossed around as facts. I'd feel like I haven't fulfilled a moral obligation to spread truth.
How goes the crusade? It's actually really tough in this hyper-partisan era. I myself am a partisan, but my allegiance is to the facts and I'll present them even if they go against my own beliefs. And if someone tells me I'm wrong, I'll move heaven and earth to get the real scoop.
So in short, if you see me posting links at the bottom of some story you shared from your email I'm not doing it to be a dick. I'm here to help. :)