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true 1. in accordance with fact or reality. 2. genuine; not spurious or counterfeit.Â Â Â Â Â Â – Oxford English Dictionary
Offline or online, the world is a wide web of truths. It’s a shopping mall. A huge marketplace of all kinds of truths. Little truths. Big truths. There are many, many truths. Billions of them. These truths live in brains and are, literally, hopping about virally from brain to brain via smartphones all day long, 24/7. Yes, 365.
There are all kinds of truths that want to live in your brain. Some are true and some are untrue. There are acquired truths. There are real truths. There are new truths and old truths. Unscientific and scientific. Low-probability and high-probability. Dormant and dominant. Lazy and busy. Simple truths. Complex. Vicious and virtuous truths. Dumb. Clever. Logical and lateral. Popular truths and secret ones. Fast truths and slow truths. There are convenient truths and inconvenient truths. etc. etc.
Using the OED definition of true at the head of this article we can divide all these truths into two general categories: fake and real.
To paraphrase the OED, fake truths are spurious and counterfeit. Real truths accord with fact and reality.