From Encyclopedia Dramatica
A highfalutin' term for making shit up. Throwing one of those around could land yourself in Internet court. Before saying that an opinion is a fact please consult the following source and consider it's message before using phrases like "it's a fact" as an order to us for subscribing to your opinions. This sentence = not fact, just opinion, lulz points deducted.  It would do well to remind internet pundits the difference between a fact and an opinion.
A fact is a piece of text pasted from a Wikipedia article. In the past a fact was something that could be objectively verified as real, according to the standards of proof demanded by logical positivism and scientific realism. The invention of The Internet made the external justification of facts using peer-reviewed research and education irrelevant, replacing them with a plethora of reliable, electronic means of verification. For a list of facts, see the article on common knowledge.
How to Identify Factual Inaccuracies
Any statement that:
- Begins with: "Studies show"
- Begins with: "My fellow Americans"
- Begins with: "Some say/Some have stated"
- Begins with: "My client is clearly"
- Begins with: "I was talkin with my girlfriend/buttbuddy(moar likely)/rapist(even moar likely)"
- Begins with: "I'm not a (racist, sexist, homophobe, lawyer, doctor, nigger, Scientologist etc.), but..." (See also: dubious disclaimer)
- Begins with or contains the phrase: "It's obvious that"
- Begins with: "Trust me I know"
- Begins with: "At the end of the day..."
- Begins with: "The state of the union is strong..."
- Begins with: "In the bible" or "It says in the bible"
- Has a woman saying that she didn't want to be raped.
- Ends with the phrase: "It's true, they tested it on Mythbusters."
- Ends with the phrase: "True story." For black persons, synonyms are "Chunk", "On God", "Real Talk", or "On my Momma/bird/dead [insert family member]."
- Is taught at an educational establishment.
- Appears in a movie based on a "True story".
- Appears in anything animated.
- Anything to do with Japan/Anime.
- Appears outside of Encyclopedia Dramatica.
List of People who Rely on Factual Inaccuracies
- Old media
- New media
- Mann Coulteredia
- Al Gore
- Faux News
- Jack Thompson
- Sarah Palin
- Chris Crocker
- Andy Schafly
- Muslims and other Sandniggers like hindu
- /b/- It's even on the page header, tards.
- Pretty much everyone who uses the internet
- Black People
- White People, usually racist
- Christian furries
List of people who have never told a lie
- Weird Al
- Hugh Jidette
- Michael Moore
George Washington HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKSDisregard that disregarding.
Examples of Factual Inaccuracies as a Drama-Generating Technique
- In Jews have small penises." : "Studies show that 3/4 of all
- In : "Everyone knows you can't get pregnant on a Thursday."
- In every available online forum: "The Phantom of the Opera molested me."
Factual Inaccuracies and ED
- Encyclopedia Dramatica Gold Stars are awarded to articles that cause the largest number of crybabies to become butthurt because they can't handle the truth or the truth that they've tried to hide is revealed on ED.
Example of a Fact Often Mistaken for an Opinion
Example of an Opinion Often Mistaken for a Fact
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