fact from fiction


: truth from falsehood
It can sometimes be hard to separate fact from fiction in this controversy.

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“Fact from fiction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fact%20from%20fiction. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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