The way information travels has continually advanced as time has passed. At first there were letters, then there was radio and television, and in the present day we have the Internet. With each technological advancement the speed at which this information travels has increased exponentially, especially today. Therefore, any sort of news of them spreads quite quickly. According to an article at HomelandSecurityNewsWire.com, “social media sites have proven useful in quickly disseminating information, and raising awareness during disasters or disease outbreaks.” However, the only problem with information passing in this manner is that it can be a “double-edged sword” because any number of times this new information could just be a false rumors or false information in general. This can be especially troubling in the case of news about epidemics, natural disasters, and the like.