Recognize Propaganda And Think Freely — Usually we don’t know but often we do regarding certainties.
The Covid crisis is an example. Consider the vaccines. Officialdom endorses them. Normally, that’s good enough to trust. The problem is there are highly credentialed dissenters. Are their concerns being respectfully considered? Not accepted, just being allowed to be considered? No. They are being dissmissed.
Dr. Robert W Malone, who is considered the inventor of mRNA vaccines, says the endorsed Covid vaxes appear to be backfiring and should be stopped. We obviously can’t say he is right but just as obviously his claim should not be rejected out of hand as Wikipedia does. This influential gatekeeper of information implies he is “promoting misinformation.”
Nobel Prize winning French virologist Luc Montagnier is also a huge critic of the vaccines. Wikipedia says he is a “promoter of the conspiracy theory” that Covid was created in a lab.
Actually, Montagnier is looking pretty good there. Wiki probably should update its “debunking” claim.
Who are you going to believe anyway: Wikipedia or the French Nobel Prize guy?
At this point, the default should be if it’s official it’s a lie.