Are there Fact Checking standards for fact checkers?

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Trump might slag off the media as the “enemy of the people”, but that never deters him from happily using them as a soapbox for his creative interviews that are commonly devoid of facts. After his recent Washington Post interview, they found it necessary to publish some fact-checking a couple of days ago … “We’re … Read moreAre there Fact Checking standards for fact checkers?

Does eating Organic greatly reduce your cancer risk?

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If you read the “peer-reviewed” tabloids then your immediate answer might be a resounding “yes” … Sun: People who eat organic food ‘are 25 per cent less likely to get cancer’ Daily Mail: Organic food lowers blood and breast cancer risk, study finds These are not exactly credible sources for anything. OK, so how about this source … Read moreDoes eating Organic greatly reduce your cancer risk?

Best Climate Change Promoter – Trump

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It is distinctly possible that after Salman Rushdie published his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, back in 1988, you would normally have never heard of it. Can you for example name any other novel he has written? Everything changed when the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran at that time, issued a formal fatwā calling … Read moreBest Climate Change Promoter – Trump

BBC News: “More than half in UK are non-religious”

There is a BBC article (dated 4th Sept) that reports that in the UK … 53% of people described themselves as having “no religion”, in a survey of 2,942 adults by the National Centre for Social Research. Among those aged between 18 and 25, the proportion was higher at 71%. What is their source? The … Read moreBBC News: “More than half in UK are non-religious”

How many get fooled when Fake News goes viral?

Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist blogger who used to be a maths teacher, plucks out a gem regarding fake news going viral from a presentation by blogger Dan Meyer. Dan’s keynote presentation is mostly a talk by a maths teachers to other teachers, hence Hemant’s interest. Be warned, unless you are into teaching, it will mostly … Read moreHow many get fooled when Fake News goes viral?