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Points to a conspiracy video

* Background
- summary of content
- about the video maker
- list of conspiracy(ies) shown in this video
- full transcript

* Sources
- of the images and clips inside the video
- of the narrative and of quotes

* Section by section
discussing each section of the video
- its claim, and the source of this claim
- claimed proof, and the source of those
- discussing the validity of the claim and its proof
- countering evidence: external clips, showing the images in context, showing contrary facts etc.

* Automatic creation of "debunking video"
showing the video, pausing it and replaying sections, with insertions of annotations, text-to-speech, and relevant external clips.

pashute, Jul 13 2016


       Ideas like this are created to destabilise the integrity of major research programmes, and should be exposed to critical scrutiny.
xenzag, Jul 13 2016

       This is a rational approach to debunking conspiracy theories.   

       Unfortunately, conspiracy theories are not amenable to rational approaches.   

       There are two laws regarding conspiracy theories:   

       Buchanan's First Law of Conspiracy Theories: The more bizarre the theory, the stronger its adherents' belief in it.   

       Buchanan's Second Law of Conspiracy Theories: Evidence against a conspiracy theory is simply evidence that The Authorities are devoting more resources to hiding the conspiracy. It is therefore evidence for the conspiracy theory.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2016

       Buchanan's Third Law of Conspiracy Theories: Your do NOT talk about Buchanan's Second Law of Conspiracy Theories.   

       Buchanan's Fourth Law of Conspiracy Theories: We could tell you, but then we'd have to kill you.
8th of 7, Jul 13 2016

       There is no Fourth Law. Absolutely not. Never has been, no idea how that idea got started.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2016


       Funding for Debunkolab provided by anonymous donors.
FlyingToaster, Jul 13 2016

       [+], even though this hasn't a hope in hell of working.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2016

       // anonymous donors.//   

       Anonymous corporate donors, shirley ?
8th of 7, Jul 13 2016

       ^ corporations, governments, religious organizations... et cetera.
FlyingToaster, Jul 13 2016

       // that’s what they’d like you to think. Oh wait //   

       Chanted to the rhythm of "lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!"
scad mientist, Jul 13 2016

       // ^ corporations, governments, religious organizations... et cetera. //   

       .... Masons, Jesuits, Knights Templar, Majestic 7, Illuminati, the Salvation Army, deep-frozen Nazi scientists from Antarctica recovered by a secret North Korean submarine expedition, thawed out and reanimated to help make behaviour-controlling chemical weapons....   

       <flips back through notes>   

       Oh, sorry, our bad- that last one is actually real.
8th of 7, Jul 13 2016

       +*[all remarks] enjoyed profoundly. Thank you!!
pashute, Aug 04 2016


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