When Fact-Checks Aren’t Fact-Checks | Adam Speaking

Fact Checks Have Become Editorials With a Very Intended Purpose

A Few Examples of Arguments That Do Not Constitute Fact Checks

  1. Confirmation bias. Few people are willing to investigate arguments that may challenge their preconceived biases.
  2. Loss of faith in fact checks. Many people, after having read a number of fact check articles, have completely lost faith in the fact check scheme all-together.

An Example of the “Missing Information” Straw Man Fact Check Format

The Most Sinister Aim of the Fact-Checking Scheme

The Good News is that Fact-Checking is Dead

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