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paints

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Ignorance
« on: April 29, 2019, 12:17:18 am »
Does no one read anymore?

Fact check?

Question whether or not what our "leaders" tell us is truth or fiction?


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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 03:12:59 pm »
I read, but I don't do much fact checking.

Most of the things we're told on the news are biased opinions and not facts, so I kind of just let it go.  :neutral:


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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 03:17:51 pm »
I read and fact check, but it's hard to fact check because most media just copies from one another. I do fact check comments on political sites because I certainly don't want to post inaccurate information.

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 03:28:10 pm »
I don't follow up or fact check any news articles.

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 12:11:17 pm »
never heard of it so i will have to check it out

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 11:27:45 am »
Bottom Line is whatever it is, it is, so why bother?

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 08:18:52 am »
Even the "fact checkers" have ways to slant the facts so that someone they are in political disagreement with comes across looking like a liar and someone they are in agreement with has the honesty of a young George Washington - even if the exact reverse was the objective reality.


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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 04:04:26 pm »
Bottom Line is whatever it is, it is, so why bother?

Women will die. 

Ohio state senator, on an anti-abortion bill he presented:  "Becker says the bill also speaks to coverage of ectopic or tubal pregnancies where the fertilized egg attaches outside of the womb.

“Part of that treatment would be removing that embryo from the fallopian tube and reinserting it in the uterus so that is defined as not an abortion under this bill," Becker explains."

The procedure he's talking about does not exist in reality.
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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 02:34:24 pm »
I research everything anymore because you can’t believe anything you hear or see without doing research on it
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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2019, 04:03:28 pm »
If it's really something I feel is important, I may fact check. I use Snopes a lot, and there are some news websites that I trust. But most of the time, I just let it go anymore. It's just not worth the stress, hassle, time, etc....

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2019, 08:06:50 pm »
My philosophy:  don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2019, 07:40:41 pm »
Yeah people still read and fact check it shouldn't be on the decline as much as it is though as it can be important I agree with the poster above me though just make sure not to believe in stuff too much before knowing for sure what's up with it.

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2019, 04:31:41 am »
As a person with a science background, I have a natural inclination to want to confirm the veracity of statements made to me. That being said, I rarely take things at face value, preferring to do some of my own fact-checking before I make my own opinion.

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2019, 10:53:37 pm »
Personally? I try to fact check just about everything anymore, including news articles. 99% of the time it's a misleading headline and/or bias article.

Unfortunately everyone I see in comment sections just follow blindly.

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Re: Ignorance
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2019, 05:03:22 pm »
I read a lot, but as far as trust, no I don't trust people because they lie.  Be it easy of hard, people still lie.
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