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Old 18th July 2017, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Fake News - proper etiquette?

Fake news has been around for ever. Its just that now its like the dark side of the force, quicker, easier, more seductive.
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government".
-Thomas Jefferson

Burden of proof is the obligation on somebody presenting a claim to provide evidence to support its truth (a warrant). Once evidence has been presented, it is up to any opposing "side" to show the evidence presented is not adequate. If claims were accepted without warrants, then every claim could simultaneously be claimed to be true.

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Old 18th July 2017, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: Fake News - proper etiquette?

It also has a new catchy name. It used to be called propaganda, deception, lies, sophistry, falsehood, duplicity, fraud, ignorance, idiotic mendacity, vacuous stupidity etc.

I don't do social media but if i did i would never type the words 'fake news'. Instead i'd call it by what it is. See above list for options.
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