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synonyms for debunking

  • critical
  • demystifying
  • demythifying
  • hermeneutical
  • reinterpreting
  • revisionist
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How to use debunking in a sentence

The presented evidence, such as it was, ranged from the already debunked to Infowars-level nonsense.
JUST BECAUSE AN ATTEMPT TO STEAL AN ELECTION IS LUDICROUS AND HAM-HANDED DOESN’T MEAN IT CAN’T WORKPHILIP BUMPNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Facebook on Thursday said it slapped warnings on more than 180 million pieces of content that were debunked by fact-checkers during the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
FACEBOOK SAYS IT LABELED 180 MILLION DEBUNKED POSTS AHEAD OF THE ELECTIONRACHEL LERMAN, HEATHER KELLYNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The video has been debunked — the papers in question were proven to be sample ballots, as they lacked the bar code that official ballots have along the edge — but people continue to share it online as “evidence” of supposed voter fraud.
AMERICANS WERE PRIMED TO BELIEVE THE CURRENT ONSLAUGHT OF DISINFORMATIONKALEIGH ROGERSNOVEMBER 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Some of the pages included links to a Bannon-affiliated website called Populist Press, which included stories that have been debunked by fact-checkers.
FACEBOOK TAKES DOWN A WIDESPREAD NETWORK OF PAGES TIED TO STEPHEN BANNON FOR PUSHING MISINFORMATIONELIZABETH DWOSKINNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The claims that Giuliani and the poll watchers made at the news conference were unsubstantiated and at times conflicting — and many have already been debunked.
PA. ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THERE’S NO NEED FOR ADDITIONAL INTERVENTION BY SUPREME COURT WITH MAIL BALLOTSREIS THEBAULT, ROBERT BARNES, HANNAH KNOWLESNOVEMBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
On Thursday evening, a spokesperson for Twitter said a tweet from Texas Scorecard’s account with the debunked video violates its policy against using the platform to try to manipulate an election.
A VIRAL VIDEO IMPLIED A MAN WAS ILLEGALLY MOVING BALLOTS. IT WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND HIS EQUIPMENT.MARISA IATI, ADRIANA USERONOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Since the election, millions have watched and shared videos featuring debunked or unproven allegations involving mysterious wagons, ripped-up ballots and vote-deleting felt-tip pens.
HOW VIRAL VIDEOS HELPED BLAST VOTING LIES ACROSS THE WEBDREW HARWELLNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Easily debunked theories about stolen votes have mushroomed online, then made it into protests, almost instantly.
THE TRAILER: PARTISAN REALITIES CLASH, AGAIN, THIS TIME ON THE VOTE COUNTDAVID WEIGELNOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Protect against that by introducing a weak version of the misinformation before they’re exposed to it in the real world, and debunking it with them.
HOW TO TALK TO KIDS AND TEENS ABOUT MISINFORMATIONBOBBIE JOHNSONNOVEMBER 2, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Maroney seeks to demystify the job of private investigators and debunk myths ingrained from television and pulp fiction.
A JOURNALIST-TURNED-DETECTIVE ON HOW CORPORATE AMERICA DEPENDS ON PRIVATE SLEUTHSJEREMY KAHNOCTOBER 31, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO DEBUNKING

  • critical
  • debunking
  • demystifying
  • demythifying
  • hermeneutical
  • reinterpreting
  • revisionist
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.