27 February 2013

Bullshit detection

Cracked, which has quietly been staking out a space for itself as a home for critical-thinking-based humor, has a little guide to 5 Easy Ways to Spot a B.S. News Story on the Internet.

  1. It's World-Changing News from Some Obscure Website
  2. It's From the Fucking Daily Mail (or Another U.K. Tabloid)
  3. It's Predicting Some Future Disaster by a Strangely Specific Date
  4. It's a Poll Disguised as a News Story
  5. It's About a Miracle Cure for Obesity, Cancer, or Clean Energy

I love that the Daily Mail gets its own line item.

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