Dispute Finder — handy for fringe-thinkers!

This was passed on to me. I haven’t tried it, but it has interesting promise. The internet has introduced us all to torrents of ideas and you can really find support for most any perspective, no matter how hare-brained. Even the best of us occasionally buy into a notion that — it may turn out — isn’t so credible, or at least is disputed legitimately. This Firefox extension tries to alert you to alternate claims that aren’t in keeping with what you’re reading.

Seems like an impossibly complicated task, but the idea has promise for at least occasionally saving face — like that time you heard that gang members were drivers who flashed headlights as part of an initiation rite. Right?

Dispute Finderbeta

Reveal the other side of the story
To use Dispute Finder you need to install the Dispute Finder Extension
  • The extension highlights sentences that make disputed claims
  • Click on a claim to see web articles that support other points of view
  • blog it

    0 Replies to “Dispute Finder — handy for fringe-thinkers!”

    1. Even the best of us occasionally buy into a notion that — it may turn out — isn't so credible, or at least is disputed legitimately.

      Like asserting that Karen Carpenter would have benfitted from being produced by Rick Rubin?

    2. Geez – then I suppose you would advocate the Ricko stark-o-rama treatment for the Beach Boy's "Good Vibrations" or Abba's catalog, or Phil Spector's girl group productions. No respect for the genuis of Richard Carpenter I tell ya.

      Plug this sucka into the dispute finder!

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