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How can I educate my friends and perhaps get them to do their own research [...]

Imo the whole answer to your question is in the word I bolded in the statement I quoted from you above.

Educate them (or, at least, try).

Start by providing a link to material: I suggest not to blindly counter them with a weak "You're wrong", I'd go with a

Well, I'd love you to take a look at [link] which might shed some lights on different perspectives.

That's what I do each and everytime I meet fake news. This way you:

  • are not abruptly attacking them;
  • provide documentation;
  • show them that, searching, some documentation (and likely different point of views) might actually surface;

If it's friends or sisters you're speaking about, they might actually pay attention to you and, at least, try and read.

After that, well... wise people WILL read and consider what they have read, regardless whether they decide to change their mind in the end or not. Stupid/blind-minded people will NOT consider whatever you say or show them so, in that case, in the end, it's all about thirtheir stupidity/blind-mindedness, it's nothing about the words you choose to say or the documentation you provide: there's no way to change that kind of people.

How can I educate my friends and perhaps get them to do their own research [...]

Imo the whole answer to your question is in the word I bolded in the statement I quoted from you above.

Educate them (or, at least, try).

Start by providing a link to material: I suggest not to blindly counter them with a weak "You're wrong", I'd go with a

Well, I'd love you to take a look at [link] which might shed some lights on different perspectives.

That's what I do each and everytime I meet fake news. This way you:

  • are not abruptly attacking them;
  • provide documentation;
  • show them that, searching, some documentation (and likely different point of views) might actually surface;

If it's friends or sisters you're speaking about, they might actually pay attention to you and, at least, try and read.

After that, well... wise people WILL read and consider what they have read, regardless whether they decide to change their mind in the end or not. Stupid/blind-minded people will NOT consider whatever you say or show them so, in that case, in the end, it's all about thir stupidity/blind-mindedness, it's nothing about the words you choose to say or the documentation you provide: there's no way to change that kind of people.

How can I educate my friends and perhaps get them to do their own research [...]

Imo the whole answer to your question is in the word I bolded in the statement I quoted from you above.

Educate them (or, at least, try).

Start by providing a link to material: I suggest not to blindly counter them with a weak "You're wrong", I'd go with a

Well, I'd love you to take a look at [link] which might shed some lights on different perspectives.

That's what I do each and everytime I meet fake news. This way you:

  • are not abruptly attacking them;
  • provide documentation;
  • show them that, searching, some documentation (and likely different point of views) might actually surface;

If it's friends or sisters you're speaking about, they might actually pay attention to you and, at least, try and read.

After that, well... wise people WILL read and consider what they have read, regardless whether they decide to change their mind in the end or not. Stupid/blind-minded people will NOT consider whatever you say or show them so, in that case, in the end, it's all about their stupidity/blind-mindedness, it's nothing about the words you choose to say or the documentation you provide: there's no way to change that kind of people.

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How can I educate my friends and perhaps get them to do their own research [...]

Imo the whole answer to your question is in the word I bolded in the statement I quoted from you above.

Educate them (or, at least, try).

Start by providing a link to material: I suggest not to blindly counter them with a weak "You're wrong", I'd go with a

Well, I'd love you to take a look at [link] which might shed some lights on different perspectives.

That's what I do each and everytime I meet fake news. This way you:

  • are not abruptly attacking them;
  • provide documentation;
  • show them that, searching, some documentation (and likely different point of views) might actually surface;

If it's friends or sisters you're speaking about, they might actually pay attention to you and, at least, try and read.

After that, well... wise people WILL read and consider what they have read, regardless whether they decide to change their mind in the end or not. Stupid/blind-minded people will NOT consider whatever you say or show them so, in that case, in the end, it's all about thir stupidity/blind-mindedness, it's nothing about the words you choose to say or the documentation you provide: there's no way to change that kind of people.

How can I educate my friends and perhaps get them to do their own research [...]

Imo the whole answer to your question is in the word I bolded in the statement I quoted from you above.

Educate them.

Start by providing a link to material: I suggest not to blindly counter them with a weak "You're wrong", I'd go with a

Well, I'd love you to take a look at [link] which might shed some lights on different perspectives.

That's what I do each and everytime I meet fake news. This way you:

  • are not abruptly attacking them;
  • provide documentation;
  • show them that, searching, some documentation (and likely different point of views) might actually surface;

If it's friends or sisters you're speaking about, they might actually pay attention to you and, at least, try and read.

After that, well... wise people WILL read and consider what they have read, regardless whether they decide to change their mind in the end or not. Stupid/blind-minded people will NOT consider whatever you say or show them so, in that case, in the end, it's all about thir stupidity/blind-mindedness, it's nothing about the words you choose to say or the documentation you provide: there's no way to change that kind of people.

How can I educate my friends and perhaps get them to do their own research [...]

Imo the whole answer to your question is in the word I bolded in the statement I quoted from you above.

Educate them (or, at least, try).

Start by providing a link to material: I suggest not to blindly counter them with a weak "You're wrong", I'd go with a

Well, I'd love you to take a look at [link] which might shed some lights on different perspectives.

That's what I do each and everytime I meet fake news. This way you:

  • are not abruptly attacking them;
  • provide documentation;
  • show them that, searching, some documentation (and likely different point of views) might actually surface;

If it's friends or sisters you're speaking about, they might actually pay attention to you and, at least, try and read.

After that, well... wise people WILL read and consider what they have read, regardless whether they decide to change their mind in the end or not. Stupid/blind-minded people will NOT consider whatever you say or show them so, in that case, in the end, it's all about thir stupidity/blind-mindedness, it's nothing about the words you choose to say or the documentation you provide: there's no way to change that kind of people.

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How can I educate my friends and perhaps get them to do their own research [...]

Imo the whole answer to your question is in the word I bolded in the statement I quoted from you above.

Educate them.

Start by providing a link to material: I suggest not to blindly counter them with a weak "You're wrong", I'd go with a

Well, I'd love you to take a look at [link] which might shed some lights on different perspectives.

That's what I do each and everytime I meet fake news. This way you:

  • are not abruptly attacking them;
  • provide documentation;
  • show them that, searching, some documentation (and likely different point of views) might actually surface;

If it's friends or sisters you're speaking about, they might actually pay attention to you and, at least, try and read.

After that, well... wise people WILL read and consider what they have read, regardless whether they decide to change their mind in the end or not. Stupid/blind-minded people will NOT consider whatever you say or show them so, in that case, in the end, it's all about thir stupidity/blind-mindedness, it's nothing about the words you choose to say or the documentation you provide: there's no way to change that kind of people.