A lie often told
Factoid becomes very soon
By all counts by noon
Yes, lies hoodwink some, not all
For who wants to play the fool?
Filter what one sees or hears
Feel the ringing in one’s ears
If too good they say
And sounds bizarrely askew
By all odds untrue
Beware one who’d bring turmoil
The charmer who sells snake oil
Factoid even if trivial
Unleash something visceral
© F Aparici


n. Something that becomes accepted as a fact, although it is not (or may not be) true; spec. an assumption or speculation reported and repeated so often that it is popularly considered true; a simulated or imagined fact.

adj. Of or having the character of a factoid, quasi-factual; spec. designating writing (esp. journalism) which contains a mixture of fact and supposition or invention presented as accepted fact.


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