OTHER WORDS FROM debunkde·bunk·er, noun
How to use debunk in a sentence
The presented evidence, such as it was, ranged from the already debunked to Infowars-level nonsense.Just because an attempt to steal an election is ludicrous and ham-handed doesn’t mean it can’t work|Philip Bump|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Facebook on Thursday said it slapped warnings on more than 180 million pieces of content that were debunked by fact-checkers during the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.Facebook says it labeled 180 million debunked posts ahead of the election|Rachel Lerman, Heather Kelly|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The video has been debunked — the papers in question were proven to be sample ballots, as they lacked the bar code that official ballots have along the edge — but people continue to share it online as “evidence” of supposed voter fraud.Americans Were Primed To Believe The Current Onslaught Of Disinformation|Kaleigh Rogers|November 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Some of the pages included links to a Bannon-affiliated website called Populist Press, which included stories that have been debunked by fact-checkers.Facebook takes down a widespread network of pages tied to Stephen Bannon for pushing misinformation|Elizabeth Dwoskin|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
The claims that Giuliani and the poll watchers made at the news conference were unsubstantiated and at times conflicting — and many have already been debunked.Pa. attorney general says there’s no need for additional intervention by Supreme Court with mail ballots|Reis Thebault, Robert Barnes, Hannah Knowles|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Politics is about perception and confirming or debunking deeply held beliefs (whether or not those beliefs are factually based).
He has spent, by his own reckoning, almost half his career tracking down and debunking conspiracy theories.Hugh Aynesworth Has Spent His Career Debunking JFK Conspiracy Theories|Malcolm Jones|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead, she falls back on the idea—ostensibly outdated, but if she really believed it were, would debunking it yield an article?
But the article itself contained the seeds of its own debunking.A Geek’s Guide to the NSA Scandal: What You May Not Know About Data Collection|Charles Johnson|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On May 20, 1894, the Times set about debunking some of these myths.