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Claims about the existence of social media posts

We have some questions about claims that a particular prominent person or entity made a particular post to Twitter / Facebook / other social media. Not about whether the content of the post is ...
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How should "conspiracy theory" claims be addressed?

(Related, but not quite the same as, How should unfalsifiable claims be handled?) What standards should be used when attempting to debunk "conspiracy theory" claims? Consider as an example Has the ...
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What is the best answer to an unstudied "pseudo-scientific" claim?

Sorry if this one has been discussed before; if it has, I could not find it (although it is related to several previous discussions. If we get a question like "Does homeopathy work?", we can ...
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Is there a list or criteria of video sources that are deemed authoritative?

I was surprised that youtube videos are discouraged. Granted that they are seldom pure depiction of scientific evidence, they are still very useful for natural occurrences (National Geographic) like ...
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What constitutes reasonable evidence for questions with an impossible negation?

My question was inspired by this question here. Essentially for questions with an impossible negation it was advised that the best approach is to say we don't know or simply give a summary of current ...
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