Without truth the Internet is entertainment. A joke at best. Fraud for the most part.
Half truths are deceptive practices. Some accuracy can be misleading. Read carefully!
Truth and Integrity Etiquette Manners
Communities require honest communication because information shared is relied upon. Accurate communication is required for the online community to exist. It is good.
Lies invalidate the community. The communication of members cannot be relied upon. We have to be honest in order to enable good things to come from online activities.
Attending events we have confirmed online are a good indicator of how elusive the Internet is. The majority of people who RSVP online do not show up. Follow up calls to confirm increase attendance.
This guideline is meant to remind people how to avoid misleading communication. It goes to show you that many people are dishonest online. The Human Condition applies. Be accurate.
The truth online is a statement that is correct about something. A lie is a statement about something that is false. Misleading statements are borderline lies. Vague statements protect privacy with honesty.
Media generally does not contain all information. The Internet is a medium. It is part of the media. There are many reasons that everything is not always told.
For the most part it is internet best netiquette to convey a good message. Disclosure of possible issues with a message may not be included unless there is a good reason.
Tell the truth providing vague statements if necessary to protect privacy because lies destroy the community.
Things that are not explicitly stated are generally not included. Assumptions people make do not make communication a lie. Read carefully for the correct story.
Oversight is encouraged to help us communicate more effectively. Feedback helps everyone. This includes those in authority. Make sure we understand how and why to use accuracy and deception.