A Study in News Verification

Turkey, propaganda and eyewitness media: A case study in verification for news by Sam Dubberley.

I would amend Michael Garibaldi‘s line in Babylon 5: Exercise of Vital Powers (#4.16):

Everybody lies.

to read:

Everybody lies. [The question is why?]

No report (“true” or “false”) is made to you without motivation. The attempt to discern that motivation can improve your handling of such reports.

Sam’s account is a great illustration of taking the motivation for a report into account.

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