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It's like trusting all the evidence presented by the prosecutor during a court case. Yes, likely none of that is faked or outright lies, but until you give the defense a chance to respond it shouldn't be trusted as accurate representation.

If we wouldn't trust the evidence from a prosecutor by itself, why would we trust evidence from an entity fulfilling the same role in the court of public opinion?

The rules of evidence are different for the court of public opinion.

Take the OJ Simpson criminal trial, for instance.

...or the Lori Loughlin college bribery and money-laundering scandal.

...or the Aaron Swartz travesty.

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