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You cannot believe everything you see on the internet.

 

While common sense for most, political posts are bombarding the 'feeds' of social media users to smear the stances and reputations of political candidates in the upcoming election. Connie Unruh with DeWitt County TRIAD says while not a scam, posts are popping up that are putting out bad information, regardless of your political party of choice. 

 

 

Unruh says these groups will use the political pages you follow, comment on and your searches to gather information and then put information in your social media feed that may not be accurate. She calls this micro-targeting. 

 

 

Last week, Unruh pointed out scams around the coronavirus outbreak is targeting people doing searches on markets and cryptocurrencies using their computer's search history. She says the things we view on the internet and social media are monitored very closely. 

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