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Fake News Identifier Filter
Disclaimer: This is just brainstorming. Draw no conclusions.
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(Any score over 5 is probably fake news)
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Trump saysHavana SyndromeAllegations
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Scott Adams Filterdrink bleachSecret Sonicagainst
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(work in progress)(Maximum is 10)for COVID19WeaponMatt Gaetz
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Is the source anonymous?99
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Is the source a disgruntled current or ex-employee?5
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Is only one of CNN and FOXNews confirming the facts?99
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Is it too "on the nose" perfect to be real?77
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Is a correlation being treated as causation?6
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Is it still the "fog of war" phase?8
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Is it too "Man bites dog" unbelievable to be true?888
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Is it only covered by lesser-known news sites?9
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Does the journalist have a grudge against the subject?555
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Are you still waiting to hear the other side of the story?7
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Does the story give a percentage without the raw numbers?3
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Does the story give raw numbers without percentage context?3
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Does the story's source have ties to relevant industries33
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Is the story's source a serial debunker selling a book?5
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Is the story's source politically active?444
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Is the primary evidence a video?55
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Is there an ordinary explanation that is far more common?888
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Total10441162600
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ConclusionSuper FakeProbably FakeProbably Fake0%0%
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