Below is a paper made by my good friend alien_genius. You are always in my thoughts, and thanks for everything.
The Cut The Crap Method
A quick way to detect and remove fiction, disinformation and lies
In the information age, it has become increasingly difficult to process the large amounts of information that are available through the various media. From newspapers, magazines and books, to radio and television, all the way to the internet. The information that is presented to us is contaminated by fiction, disinformation and outright lies for many different reasons.
Firstly there are honest mistakes and genuine ignorance that can produce inaccurate information. Secondly there are presentations that are intended to be persuasive in which combinations of language and imagery are used to invoke desired reactions, often at the expense of accuracy. Thirdly there are many groups and organizations that have obvious platforms, agendas and biases. Ideologies are usually considered more important…
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