16 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ FACTS

  1. AIUI, this attitude (about politics, rather than religion) is what originally drove Colbert to coin the term ‘truthiness.’

    1. Reality is that which, when you stop thinking about it, doesn’t go away. – old tagline

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  2. This really hits home on the Why Evolution is True website, named after the awesome book, Why Evolution is True. You never know how many out there are asking “But what if the truth isn’t factual?”

  3. Facebook is putting warnings on fake stories? I don’t do facebook, but I guess that’s ok…seems like a daunting task.

    1. I don’t see what the problem is. I apply the same rule to Facebook as I do to movies: all films are fiction unless there is strong independent evidence to corroborate them.

  4. I don’t trust Facebook to verify the truth any more than I’d trust Twitter.

    Look how often posts are deleted which are factual but express inconvenient truths.

    Truth, on social media, is determined by who complains first and who complains the most.

    1. I don’t trust Facebook to verify the truth any more than I’d trust Twitter.

      I don’t think they do, non-FarceBooker though I am. When I saw this discussed, they were doing something like checking to see if the story was repeated on “respected” websites.

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