This is a pretty problematic position to take.

But I’m not asking for perfection, nor did I intend to convey that I believe those institutions always get it right. I’m talking about the difference between honestly trying, and not trying at all, which makes all the difference in the world. The egregiousness of Trent’s piece (and a few others that were equally alarming) tells me that Medium clearly has no internal method for fact checking those stories they choose to promote. Just because institutions with standards and oversight get some things wrong sometimes, does not translate to therefore everything is subjective so we should stop trying.

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