Information today is pushed out so rapidly, spreads so quickly, and seems to be in our faces everywhere we turn. Before a fact-checker can confirm it, the word has become fact simply because of accessibility. So how to filter truth from fantasy from outright lies is becoming a skill that everyone should master and wield like a weapon. Seife points out example after example where verification is necessary - like police using online profiles to catch pedophiles which is good but can be turned around to pedophiles using fake profiles which is bad. A wary person can be in a power position.