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Latest SUS

Statement Under Scrutiny Tags Creator Created
The story is totally without merit Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 16 July 2016 22:39:28
The story is totally without merit Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 16 July 2016 22:36:49
Mr. Castile never applied for a permit to carry with our office. Therefore we did not issue his permit Philando Castilepolice shootingconceal-carry permit EvilKitty 14 July 2016 19:25:16
Philando Castile had a valid permit to carry a gun Philando Castileconceal-carry permitpolice shooting EvilKitty 13 July 2016 22:25:19
The Sheriff of Hennepin County said he did not have one from there Philando Castileconceal-carry permitpolice shooting EvilKitty 13 July 2016 22:19:11
According to a question presented to the local county sheriff who oversees the Concealed Carry Permit process, Mr. Castile had never requested a concealed carry permit from their office Philando Castileconceal-carry permitpolice shooting EvilKitty 13 July 2016 22:16:45
Dear Mr. Castile: Enclosed please find your permit to carry Philando Castileconceal-carry permitpolice shooting EvilKitty 13 July 2016 22:09:11
men are better than women, but a good woman is better than 10 good men Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 05:15:00
And while men tend to be better than women, a good woman is better than 10 good men Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 04:53:29
but she has stood by her original claims Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 03:14:51
now says she only has praises for The Donald and would vote for him Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 03:08:01
Swearing falsely in a federal complaint is a crime Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 03:05:29
Yes Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 02:58:45
The allegations were twisted and embellished. Everything could be looked at in different way Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 02:56:04
The story is totally without merit Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 00:36:51
Mr. Trump was said to have raped Ivana Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 00:35:39
He thought he was really complimenting me Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 00:18:59
It was him reminding me that I was overweight Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 00:01:54
the least sexist boss I ever had Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 12 June 2016 00:00:31
He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought, “Oh my God, gross.” Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 23:40:14
He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought, “Oh my God, gross.” He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like “Wow, that’s inappropriate.” Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 23:36:10
LOOK how she gushed over Dnald Trump back in 1997 when she was Miss Utah Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 23:33:27
I thought that was very boyish of him Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 23:01:53
And I just thought it was a boyish charm of his and I thought it was kind of attractive, because you see this stellar businessman, I expected a little bit more of a harsh attitude from him, and he was very genuine Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 22:59:58
never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way, he never offended me in any way Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 22:10:32
I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 22:10:16
never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way, he never offended me in any way Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 21:55:42
I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 21:55:32
a debasing face-to-face encounter between Mr. Trump and a young woman he hardly knew Donald Trumpsexism Beckm 11 June 2016 21:41:49
no wire or electronic communications service provider, or officer, employee, or agent thereof, shall disclose to any person (other than those to whom such disclosure is necessary to comply with the request or an attorney to obtain legal advice or legal assistance with respect to the request) that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has sought or obtained access to information or records under this section NSA (U.S. National Security Agency)FBI (U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation) Stacey 30 April 2016 18:25:04
Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde e-cigarettetoxins Anonymous 8 September 2015 02:57:06
At low voltage (3.3 V), we did not detect the formation of any formaldehyde-releasing agents (estimated limit of detection, approximately 0.1 μg per 10 puffs). At high voltage (5.0 V), a mean (±SE) of 380±90 μg per sample (10 puffs) of formaldehyde was detected as formaldehyde-releasing agents. e-cigarettetoxins Gary Homes 8 September 2015 02:51:47
Though cancerous combustion products aren't present, other carcinogens, such as formaldehyde, are e-cigarettetoxins Anonymous 8 September 2015 02:31:54
One recent study found formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acetone in the vapor of several different e-cigarette models and liquid nicotine products found formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acetone e-cigarettetoxins Anonymous 8 September 2015 02:27:39
The levels of the toxicants were 9–450 times lower than in cigarette smoke and were, in many cases, comparable with trace amounts found in the reference product e-cigarettetoxins Gary Homes 8 September 2015 02:20:05
That's why I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box, and invest in innovation here in Silicon Valley and in tech communities across the country Silicon ValleyU.S. Defense Anonymous 1 September 2015 16:57:28
I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box and invest in innovation here in Silicon Valley and in tech communities Silicon ValleyU.S. Defense Anonymous 1 September 2015 16:38:42
as it once did Silicon ValleyU.S. Defense Anonymous 1 September 2015 16:32:11
1957 • The USSR launches the first satellite, Sputnik. To compete against the USSR's success at launching the first satellite, the United States Department of Defense creates the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). ARPA is responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. Silicon ValleyU.S. Defense Al Johnson 1 September 2015 16:27:39
But there's no question that the government, particularly the military, was a driving force in the development of the computer technology that we use today Silicon ValleyU.S. Defense Al Johnson 1 September 2015 16:25:12
The defense industry created that community for the radio engineering and the semiconductor industry Silicon ValleyU.S. Defense Al Johnson 1 September 2015 16:20:59
In 1977 California had more high-tech jobs than New York and Boston combined, but both Los Angeles and the Bay Area also benefited from more defense contracts than New York and Boston combined. Silicon ValleyU.S. Defense Al Johnson 1 September 2015 16:18:12
American trade vessel Iranseized vesselStrait of Hormuz Al Johnson 19 August 2015 08:40:43
the US vessel Iranseized vesselStrait of Hormuz Al Johnson 19 August 2015 08:33:57
Iran claims detaining U.S. ship in Gulf Iranseized vesselStrait of Hormuz Al Johnson 19 August 2015 08:28:38
Iran has taken a U.S. cargo ship to an Iranian port Iranseized vesselStrait of Hormuz Anonymous 19 August 2015 08:24:58
Iran has opened fire at a U.S. cargo ship Iranseized vesselStrait of Hormuz Al Johnson 19 August 2015 08:22:17
Iran holds U.S. ship IranStrait of Hormuzseized vessel Al Johnson 19 August 2015 08:18:27
The Maersk Tigris is a bit in the middle; it flies the flag of the Marshall Islands, which in the wake of World War II placed itself under the military protection of the United States Iranseized vesselStrait of Hormuz Al Johnson 19 August 2015 03:37:45
American officials were quick to play down its significance, correcting initial reports out of Iran that it had seized a United States ship IranStrait of Hormuzseized vessel Al Johnson 19 August 2015 02:43:31



All CiteEvidence Signals

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Strength of Evidence Support Signals Contradiction Signals
Strongest
  • According to - direct evidence that supports the assertion (Statement Under Scrutiny).
    • Trumps indirect evidence signaled by But see
    • Competes equally against Contra
    • Implies indirect evidence signaled by See is unnecessary
  • Contra - direct evidence to the contrary.
    • The SUS and the evidence cannot both be true
    • Trumps indirect evidence signaled by See
    • Competes equally against According to
    • Implies indirect evidence signaled by But see is unnecessary
Relatively weak
  • See - indirect evidence that supports the SUS.
    • Competes equally with But see
  • But see - indirect evidence that is contrary to the SUS
    • Competes equally with See
"Escape" Signals
N/A
  • But consider - neither supporting nor contradicting the SUS, this signal is in a class of its own
    • Points to other related evidence that makes the SUS either irrelevant or of little significance
    • Not a "catch-all" signal. A parenthetical explanation is required to show how the cited makes the SUS irrelevant, insignificant, or moot



What does the Fact Checker browser extension do?

The CiteEvidence Fact Checker annotates any given web page with evidence that either supports or contradicts any given statement of fact on the page. The web page may contain a news article, a technical manual, a company statement, or any other non-fiction work. Evidence citations are added by anyone through this wiki (or the browser extension), but there are rules which must be followed in order to add new citations to the system. See the all-in-one Help page for a walk-through of the concepts involved before becoming a CiteEvidence contributor. New evidence can be added with just a few clicks using the browser extension.



This is a public Wiki!

This wiki is maintained by the Fact Checker community to maintain the data that allows the browser extension to do its job. Like most wikis, the data herein is supplied by anyone who cares to contribute to such an easy-to-use and illuminating research tool.



Getting started

  • There is no need to come to this site directly unless you need to do an edit. Just browse the web as you normally do and with Auto-connect enabled. The Fact Checker will download evidence automatically if the page has any. Statements Under Scrutiny are recognized wherever they may be repeated on the Internet. What that means is that you will get the evidence wherever you need it and the instant you need it.
  • If you would like to contribute, please learn how by first reading the one, albeit long, Help page. Overall, the rules are very basic and easy, but if you have any questions, please use the Help Discussion page to ask questions.
  • Create a new Statement Under Scrutiny (SUS) - Manual method for entering new SUS if you are not using the Fact Checker browser extension.



News

  • 18 July, 2016

Finally, we've launched our first Kickstarter campaign! Expect major disruption: CiteEvidence launches Kickstarter for 'massive' fact-checking - Al

  • 1 October, 2015

It's about time to start working on a promotional video for CiteEvidence.org and the Fact Checker! I will be tapping into my artsy side again, but I've never produced a video before, so any and all suggestions are welcome! But, I guarantee you it's going to rock - Al

  • 13 February, 2015

A major milestone has been reached in that version 1.0 of the Fact Checker is being released any day now. Version 1.0 is the realization of the original vision of the Fact Check with the addition of the sidebar to the browser for viewing SUS results for any given page. Although evidence has always been easily viewable via the evidence popups when hovering the mouse cursor over the SUS indicators within page text, a sidebar that lists all the evidence is needed when the SUS are only contained within non-textual content, such as video, graphics, etc.. The sidebar panel is toggled with CTRL-Space (COMMAND-Space for Mac).

  • 28 December, 2014

Fact Checker 0.9.0 is out in a couple days with some awesome new features and important performance fixes for Firefox. FC will identify links to articles that have been suss'd-out, such as in web search results, or any other page for that matter. This will be helpful for quickly jumping onto the evidence trail. You can also quickly check for cached versions of any web page at archive.today via the navbar button... just a click away! Watch for the update!

  • 4 July, 2014

Happy 4th of July! Also, CiteEvidence.org is Semantic Wiki of the Month! This week we also released v0.7.0 of the Fact Checker with a lot of fixes and improvements. The Chrome version is out now with the Firefox version in about 6 weeks. Yes, the AMO Editors are overwhelmed with all the new Firefox extensions. So, if you would like to help the Mozilla Organization approve new extensions, please head-on over to AMO:Editors.

  • 10 March, 2014

New SUS are starting to trickle in! Thanks Stacey, the two Toms, Gary, Campbell, ScienceGuy and the anonymous folks for contributing! I'm adding the latest SUS table as a permanent fixture to the main page.

  • 13 January, 2014

We're Here! CiteEvidence is officially launched! It's taken so long to get here and now you have one more tool knowledge discovery. This service is maintained and supported by all of us so donating just a tiny bit of your time will pay off huge in the aggregate. That is, if we can get the number of Fact Checker users into the tens of thousands. Please help spread the word about the CiteEvidence project and the Fact Checker web browser extension.



Acknowledgements

Wikipedia and wiki creator Ward Cunningham for their contributions to humanity. A big thanks goes out to the SemanticWiki and SemanticForms team, and particularly to the always helpful Semantic Forms creator Yaron Koren for helping to bring the wiki model to a whole new level and the innovation it enables. The following was used during the conceptual and implementation stages of this service:

  • The Craft of Research, 3rd ed., Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition.
  • Wikipedia, of course!




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