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There are 2 comments on POV: Disinformation Researchers Are under Attack by Government Legislators

  1. Right but who fact checks the fact checkers? People want the “disinformation experts” to be held accountable for their consequential misses with Covid origins, the effectiveness of the vaccines, and so forth. But them admitting they were wrong would hurt their credibility, so their entire profession is rooted in dishonesty. How ironic!

    1. These scholars aren’t fact checkers. They aren’t deciding what is true or not. They are studying how misinformation spreads through various communication systems and the effects it has on populations of people. Does that help you understand their value, or naw?

      Outside of your not understanding what these people do, or what this essay is about, it seems you are arguing that there is no way to tell what is objectively true because you can’t figure who to trust. Your only option is to just believe what you want to believe is true because, gosh, how do we know if the fact checkers who are fact checking the fact checkers that are fact checking the fact checkers who check facts can be trusted? Could it be possible (just possible, I’m not saying it’s true) that you’re stuck in loop?

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