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Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, said, “Facts are ventriloquist’s dummies. Sitting on a wise man’s knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.” A number of “fact checkers” now exist that have spun themselves off, and in the image of, liberal and left-leaning Snopes, the self-alleged decider-for-the-public of what is true or false, what should or shouldn’t be accepted by the public as a fact, etc. Like Snopes, a lot, perhaps the majority, of what these “fact-checkers” have to say about the factuality of things is true—enough to give them credibility in the minds of the unwary, the suspecting, and those too lazy to do much by way of research or thinking for themselves. Suggestion: Check out the political leanings of Snope’s co-founders. Also notice that one of them has been exposed as, and has confessed to, mass acts of plagiarism (a form of lying).