Badger's Law

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Badger's Law states that the content of any website which contains the word "truth" in its name or URL contains anything but that. The law states:


Websites with the word "Truth" in the URL have none in the posted content.


In practice, this means that websites with this word in their name and/or URL can be considered webshites. Citing such webshites as a credible source is in turn a violation of Scopie's Law. WorldTruth.TV is a prime example of this.

Origins[edit]

The law was named in April 2016 on Facebook by the admin of the page "Genetically Modified Humans for Monsanto"[1] and has since quickly been taken over by other pro-science pages.[2][3]

Extension[edit]

Badger's Law also seems to apply in the cases of certain other words:

Possible exceptions[edit]

Note the Badger's Law has exceptions; in particular, it does not apply recursively (for example, "example.com/blog/my-experience-with-foobartruth-dot-org" is probably an acceptable primary source about "foobartruth.org"). It applies less strongly when the URL is in the form of a question ("example.com/blog/is-frank-telling-the-truth-about-his-encounter-with-mr-badger"), as many such cases fall under the scope of Betteridge's law.

See also[edit]

Exceptions to the rule[edit]

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More seriously, there are actually some exceptions to the rule.

References[edit]