Fake news isn't our problem

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Our problem is not that there is too much “fake news.” Our problem is that too many people believe it.

Fortunately, there is an “antidope” — epistemology , the theory of knowledge or “how we know what we know.”

Epistemology is a good solution because it has validity tests to distinguish between justified belief and opinion. And this distinction is central to most disagreements.

Epistemology has simple and clarifying definitions, e.g., Truth has the property that corresponds with facts and reality.

Can you imagine how many arguments would end if we examined the evidence supporting each position...


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